Chance to visit top local project


Tamahere Gully Care will host a guided tour of Tamahere’s top environmental restoration project this Sunday (November 4).

The 4.6ha Tauwhare Rd reserve has been neglected for years but among the weeds and exotic trees beside the Mangaone Stream are stands of kahikatea trees, including some that are up to 400-years-old.

Leo Koppens, who has spearheaded the community restoration project, will take interested people on a tour of the reserve as part of the monthly Gully Care Group work session.

A hard working group that has been cleaning up the reserve have revealed many regenerating native trees, shrubs, ferns and low growing plants.

Those keen to see the reserve in the heart of Tamahere are invited to meet at the Tamahere Community Nursery, along side the Devine Rd community centre, at 1.30pm on Sunday. Gumboots or stout footwear is advisable.

There is also plenty of potting to do at the nursery, says gully care’s Jan Simmons.

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