One our recent projects has been to improve the riparian planting around the Campbells Bay stream at Huntly Rd. We have planted, weeded and mulched this area in 2016 and 2017. See photos of one of our work days in 2016 here
The BNZ Closed For Good team has helped us out for many years now. In 2016 they helped build a new track from the top of the Baylis Track to the top of Park Rise. Many hands make light work.
Planting in 2016 was one of the biggest yet. We put in about 2000 plants over 3 months in various restoration sites around the park. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
We are extremely grateful to the 10 volunteers from DHL Canon who helped out on a section of the Mamaku Track. These guys turned up and worked really hard on a Saturday morning Sep 2013.
BNZ Closed For Good volunteers helped out on 4 Sep 2013 to build a new detour on the kohekohe track to bypass a muddy wet area which regularly floods. The 10 volunteers assisted 8 Bush Society workers to knock out the work in 5 hours. We were greatly assisted by an excellent sustaining morning tea put on by Jan and Daphne and the crew. Thankyou!
Park Rise Track was constructed almost entirely by volunteers. A small section at the Park Rise end was built by contractors Te Ngahere at a cost of $6000. This 600m track provides a lovely walking link from Park Rise to Kowhai Rd near the playcentre and was opened by a large crowd in April 2011.
Volunteers built a new section on the Mamaku Track in 2010. This section bypasses a very steep section, slippery in winter. As time goes on this track has melded in, making it look years old.
The Park Rise Bush gully was a mass of nasty invasive weeds. We funded a contractor to control these and volunteers planted gully plants there in 2010 and 2011. See the workers in the photo album
Kowhai Rd restoration area has been one of our major CBUS sites. This area was once a mass of wattle, privet, gorse, kikuyu and other junk. Over a three year period the Bush Society controlled these weeds and planted the area, with volunteers keeping the weeds under control while the seedlings grew.