Pt Chevalier, Auckland
- Departs from:
2nd Floor, Dalmation Society Building, 10 New North Road Eden Terrace 1021 NZ
ph:00 64 9 300 7320
- Departure time:
Connecting People to Parks
Every Tuesday and some weekends Conservation Volunteers are out and about at different parks around Auckland.
It’s part of an initiative between Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and the Auckland Council to help bring biodiversity back to our central parks and to give people who are interested in conservation a chance to get involved.
Today we are heading to a very special PÄ Harakeke reserve in Pt Chevalier. Auckland weaver’s network, the KÄhui KairÄranga o TÄmaki has partnered with Auckland Council and the Albert-Eden Local Board as a kaitiaki (guardian) group to coordinate reserve management and access to customary resources in the Walmer Rd north reserve, Pt Chevalier. A PÄ harakeke has varieties of harakeke (Phormium tenax spp. also known as NZ flax) cultivated for their fibre and weaving qualities, and its management is guided by tikanga MÄori customs. The KÄhui KairÄranga is a community network of weavers, artists and their whÄnau who aim to work in partnership with mana whenua, council and the local community. Today our volunteer team will be contributing to this special place by helping with plant maintenance and plant releasing to improve access to cultivars. We'd love to have your help!
Conservation Volunteers NZ experienced team leaders guide the programme. Working in partnership with the KÄhui KairÄranga gives opportunities to learn about MÄori customary practices and knowledge in relation to conservation, plant identification, uses and values.
Join us and help out your local parks.
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