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Restore Hibiscus and Bays During EcoFest

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  • Admission: Free ($0.00)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


  • Wed 20 Mar 2024, 10:00am–12:00pm Cancelled
  • Wed 27 Mar 2024, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Wed 3 Apr 2024, 10:00am–12:00pm
  • Wed 10 Apr 2024, 10:00am–12:00pm


All Ages

Get hands-on in the bush this EcoFest, with Restore Hibiscus and Bays.

Ōtanerua Reserve is a hidden gem! A beautiful area of native bush (classified as a Significant Ecological Area) with a stream along the boundary, it is full of birdlife and an amazing variety of native plants. The dedicated community group has been working away at removing invasive weeds including climbing asparagus, jasmine, Japanese honeysuckle, monkey apple and wattle trees, making great progress. Last winter, 250 native trees were planted in the grassy area at the front of the reserve to extend the bush whilst retaining a small grassed area for picnics. A further 200 plants were added to this site this year, plus 500 grasses were planted along the stream bank. Work continues to remove invasive weeds and also to control the weeds in the planting area. You will be most welcome!

This is a great opportunity to meet other locals interested in restoring and protecting our local environment, and to learn more about native plant and animal species and how we care for and protect them.

WHERE: Meet at the reserve entrance between 19 - 21 Ōtanerua Road.
WHEN: Regular Wednesdays and Monthly on Sundays

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