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Welcome to the Awhitu Peninsula Landcare Inc. website. The main aims of our organisation are as follows:
  • To actively work towards restoring indigenous habitats and improving the biodiversity of the Awhitu Peninsula
  • To help people on the Awhitu Peninsula work together to achieve sustainable management of the land and other resources in the area
  • To increase awareness of environmental issues throughout our community
  • To help in the planning of co-operative land and resource-based projects
  • To invite resource people to assist with activities, to commission research, and to share information
  • To seek funding to support these aims for the benefit of all those who live or work on the Awhitu Peninsula

HELPFUL TACTICS IN THE POSSUM WAR

Some 'on the ground' tips to aid those of us faithfully refilling bait stations:

  • possum numbers are highest near bush edges as they like having easy access to good quality pasture
  • possums only smell bait once they are within 5 metres of it
  • they remember if they have visited a station which has old / mouldy bait, and unless they are very hungry they will not visit again... UNLESS
  • we do something extra to attract them - such as a flour blaze up the trunk of the tree as a visual lure after fresh bait has been added to the station
Flour blaze recipe

10 parts flour / 1 part icing sugar / sufficient oil to mix (cinnamon oil from chemist works well)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PLANT?

A message to all weedspotters:

Ewen Cameron, from the Auckland Museum and Holly Cox, Auckland Council Regional Parks Plant Advisor, have noticed the following plant naturalising in the Auckland Region:

It is Debregeasia longifolia a member of the nettle family. If you see this plant naturalising, please let us know.

NEWS AND EVENTS

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 25th May - 10am
Where: Pollok Wharf
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 1st June - 2pm
Where: Waimatuku
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

NATIVE NURSERY POTTING UP MORNINGS
When: Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th June - 9.30am to 12pm
Where: APL Native Nursery, Matakawau
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

SATURDAY POTTING UP DAY
When: Saturday 14th June - 10am to noon
Where: APL Native Nursery, Matakawau
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

AGM
When: Monday 16th June - 9.00am - noon
Where: APL Native Nursery, Matakawau
Details: Short meeting with a lovely morning tea. Usual monthly committee meeting to follow. All welcome.

APL CORE GROUP MEETING
When: Monday 16th June - 9.00am - noon
Where: APL Native Nursery, Matakawau
Details: All welcome.

WINTER PLANTING
When: Wednesday 25th June - 9.30am
Where: Lighthouse with Waiuku College
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 13th July - 10am
Where: Matakawau Walkway Reserve
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 27th July - 10am
Where: Hattons Road Walkway
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 3rd August - 10am
Where: Awhitu Central Hall
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

WINTER PLANTING
When: Sunday 17th August - 10am
Where: Awhitu Central Reserve
Details: We will be there wet or fine. Everyone, young or old, welcome. All enquiries to Landcare

BAIT MAP
Details: We are compiling a map of where bait stations are being filled. If you haven't already, call in and put a sticker on your property

PENINSULA ENVIRO NEWS
New issue in Waiuku Post
Read the latest copy of our newsletter here and here

Copies of issues not on this site are available from our office, contact Landcare.

APL MINUTES/FINANCIAL INFO.
Read the latest copy of the APL minutes and financial report here

REPORTS FROM AGM
Read the convenors report and the pest control report.

  Convenors Report - 2012 AGM

  Pest Report - 2012 AGM

  Planting Report - 2012 AGM

  EMPLOYMENT AND SERVICES

APL OPENING HOURS
Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 12.30pm

We are located at the APL Native Nursery, Matakawau. Please feel free to drop in any time.

Bait supplies from Ian McNaughton ph. 235-0851.

Get your bait and bait stations now!

BROCHURE AVAILABLE
A comprehensive guide to the biodiversity and landscape of the Awhitu Peninsula is now available to new and existing residents of Awhitu from the Awhitu Landcare office. Compiled by APL members with assistance from the Department of Conservation and the Auckland Regional Council.

This information is also available by free download (four PDF files in A4 format) from this website. Click here for more details.
PEST WEBSITE
ARC Plant Pest Website

ARC Animal Pest Website

Good websites for pest information and control.

TRICIA ASPIN'S BOOK
Maioro to Manukau Heads

Details: Get your copy from the Landcare office or from Tricia direct - phone 23501074 or email aspin@ps.gen.nz

AILING KAURI ON THE AWHITU PENINSULA
Details: Please read this important message here

KAKA SIGHTINGS
Details: Go to www.kakawatchnz.org



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