Friends of Pourewa Valley

The Pourewa Valley is in the heart of Auckland City. The remnant coastal forest is being restored by a number of volunteer groups headed by the Friends Of Pourewa Valley.

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March 18 - 1 April 2018

Posted by pat on April 2, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Peter joined us in March. He is a retired school teacher and enjoys tackling the hideous Convolvulous we are fighting at the moment. We welcome Peter's help.


Derek, a volunteer for over two years,  is an engineer and he has managed to start the drive on mower under the Stadium. We may be able to sell it to raise funds for necessary supplies.  Great going Derek.


Most of March has been goiing from site to site clearing trees of Convolvulous and Madiera weed. It is so smothering the young trees are dying if they are not freed. Madiera weed has nodules that fall off easily so we have to bag it as we pull otherwise we are just broadcasting the seeds and not being much help at all. It was all over the Flame trees, Manuka and Puriri. Sel trimmed the Flame tree back so the Puriri would have a better chance.


We have not seen some of our lady volunteers for a little while. I guess the business of clearing Convolvulous is a bit tedious and boring.

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