Are you ready? Do you have a plan? What will you do in an emergency? Will you be safe? Who will you contact and how? This expo is intended to activate and support our community to become safer and more resilient at a family / whanau and community / kāinga level. Register now  Exhibitor info and registration Resilience includes day to day safety, having plans and resources in place for more significant emergencies, and acting to prevent or minimise future incidents where possible. The scope is as broad as you can imagine, from ways to stay safe around your home, dealing with family or communityRead More →

MIRO

MIRO is an entirely volunteer organisation, working in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council to restore the forest and lake ecosystems in East Harbour Regional Park.   MIRO volunteers work in the Northern Forest, at the Parangarahu Lakes, the Gracefield Tree Nursery, and the Eastbourne foreshore and residential area.  In the Northern Forest, which is the part of the park adjacent to Eastbourne and Wainuiomata, MIRO’s work focussed for 20 years on controlling possums, which were damaging our native trees, especially rata.  Monitoring shows that possum numbers are being kept at low levels, so attention is now shifting to the control of stoats and rats, which prey on our native birds. About 50 MIRO volunteers service these traps every month, while others assist with quarterly rodent monitoring and 5-minuteRead More →

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Greater Wellington Regional Council contracted, professional deer cullers will be hunting in East Harbour Regional, Northern Forest between 1st May and 26th May. Hunters will be only hunting when weather conditions are conducive to hunting. There will be 13 days of actual deer hunting in the period. No hunting will be undertaken on weekends, public holidays or school holidays. Hunting will on occasion be occurring at night. The East Harbour Regional Park website notices will be updated daily as the hunter communicates his plans to Jo at GWRC. Please feel free to text Jo 0274673076 if you are unsure. Ospri Arial possum control – OSPRI undertook an aerial operation to target possums on 15 November 2022 see attached map.  CerealRead More →