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Restore Rosebank

  • Rosebank Esplanade 481 Rosebank Road Auckland, Auckland, 1026 New Zealand (map)

Event will run rain or shine
Phone Sandra 021 295 0302 or for more info or if you would like to bring a group
Project task Controlling weeds which threaten our native plants and mulching them with woodchip to keep them moist through the hot summer months
Tools, gloves and refreshments provided
You will need stout footwear, definitely no open toed footwear, clothes that cover arms and legs to protect from scratches. Hat and water for personal use.

Background Not far from Auckland’s North Western motorway, in sight of thousands of commuters, few would notice Rosebank Peninsula and its adjoining Motu Manawa - Pollen Island to the north, and Motu Te Kou - Traherne Island located within Ara Patiki Bay, which together form part of a small but important marine reserve.

This is a recognised ecological hotspot on the very doorstep of the largest city in New Zealand, bordered by the industrial zone of Rosebank Peninsula, and divided by a busy motorway. It is a taonga that goes unnoticed by most.

Ara Patiki Bay, where flounder were once abundant, is now a safe haven for juvenile fish and other native wildlife. The intertidal flats are one of the best examples of mangrove and saltmarsh habitat in the Waitematā Harbour and are rich feeding grounds for white faced herons, royal spoonbill, pukeko, spotless crake and the endangered banded rail.

We are working with corporate groups and local people to restore the banks of Ara Patiki Bay to protect the special species that live here and to provide an area for local people to enjoy and feel proud of.

Let me know if there is anything else you need

Naku noa na | Regards
Sandra Maclean I Coordinator: Environmental Community Events

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