What an awesome day! On Saturday, 27 October 2018, 160 community members descended onto Harbourview Orangihina Park in Te Atatu Peninsula for a mammoth day of coastal revegetation. With support from Kathmandu, Auckland Council and the Henderson-Massey Local Board, the team at Sustainable Coastlines were delighted to bring this awesome event to West Auckland again this year.
The full-day event saw a number of key pioneer species such as manuka, harakeke, karo, and toetoe being used to revegetate this once-wetland that had been historically drained for farming. In keeping with this knowledge that this area was indeed an intertidal swamp, species such as oioi and umbrella sedge were planted in the damper spots. Looking forward to the future, a number of species such as the coastal tree daisy (Olearia solandri) and mattress bush (muehlenbeckia complexa) were planted as these are known nesting habitat for the endangered fernbird, of which there are a number of breeding pairs in the immediate vicinity.
The volunteers that came for the day were amazing and got really stuck in, many staying until we really had to pack everything away at 3pm. The weather played its part all too well and after a fine day without being too hot, it bucketed down in the evening, delivering a healthy drenching to our newly planted coastal forest.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the event and thanks again to our major sponsors Kathmandu, Auckland Council and the Henderson-Massey Local Board.
That makes over 10,000 plants that Sustainable Coastlines has facilitated planting on this site – bring on next year!
As part of our amazing collaboration with Kathmandu Summit Club, we invite you to join us on Saturday October 27th for a tree planting at Harbourview-Orangihina Park, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
Auckland Council and the Henderson-Massey Local Board do amazing work in this area, and are lovingly overlooking its restoration, so we want to help them give some love to this special area. This work continues our efforts from 2017, which saw over 5000 native plants be planted.
We’ll meet from 9.45am at the car park opposite Gloria Avenue; look out for the Sustainable Coastlines and Kathmandu flags (See Map Attached). We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 2.00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for a some tasty food and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.
To participate, please take a few seconds to sign up via registration at Kathmandu’s Summit Club.
This is a beautiful but exposed area so please dress and prepare accordingly for chilly weather and a day outdoors. The planting is within easy walking distance from the car park – just look for the flags and you’ll find us!