Posted: 6 April 2022
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Posted: 4 April 2022
It was great to hear that the Kohimarama Forest has had a temporary reprieve. But it farfrom over yet. To learn more of the issues, and how to help save this ancient forest remnant check out https://www.kohiforest.com/
Posted: 15 December 2021
Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao is looking for one or more new trustees. If you’d like to be at the heart of what we do and help shape the direction of the organisation, or know someone who would, here is a prime opportunity. It is a voluntary position requiring a commitment of at least 5 hours per month. The board typically meets monthly.
Urban Ark – Manawa Taiao is a Charitable Trust which was formed in early 2020. It grew from Predator Free Inner West, a collective of groups in the region west of Auckland’s CBD out to Pt Chevalier and Waterview, then south to Sandringham and Balmoral including Mt Albert and Mt Eden. All groups are focused on improving native biodiversity, many thought trapping but also weeding, planting and advocacy for our awa. It now has two part time contractors, Paul Whitfield and Phil Simpson.
Our current trustees have a range of backgrounds. Check them out here.
- Stefan Rüegg– Chair
- Rachel Fanshawe – Treasurer
- Siân Buley
- Dr Stephen Knight-Lenihan
Stephen is stepping down from the board towards the end of the year and Rachel is retiring from her role as Treasurer.
The Trust Board welcomes all interested applicants, but is particularly open to:
- applicants with accounting skills . Yes, we’d like a new treasurer
- applicants with links to local iwi
- other applicants who would increase our cultural diversity
- younger applicants who would widen our age diversity
If you are interested, please contact Paul by email or on 021 150 8284, preferably by the end of October.
Posted: 22 October 2021
After a quiet period, Pest Free Pt Chevalier is back on track. In the last couple of months 130 traps have been installed in back gardens across the neighbourhood and there are now 150 traps in place. That’s still only quarter of the way to their goal of a trap in every fifth property, but they’re well on the way.
They’re also tapping into the general upwelling of enthusiasm for native biodiversity with plans well advanced for extending existing reserve traplines, starting new traplines in other reserves and organising weeding bees. Keep an eye on this site and the group’s Facebook for events over the coming months.
Posted: 4 August 2021