Photo: Anna White

Mahanihani Restoration Continues!

From 10am for a couple of hours on Sunday 11 June we will be continuing our restoration work in this historic site -  we’d love you to join us and help beat our previous record of planting 2,000 plants in one morning!  You will be assured of stunning views :-). Please note that access to the main planting site is quite steep, although there is a smaller secondary site to plant in if anyone cannot manage the hill climb. Volunteers will need good strong footwear, warm clothing, gardening gloves and if possible bring a spade. Also water for your own needs. We will be there, whatever the weather on the day.

To reach Mahanihani, follow the signs up the Awhitu Peninsula to the Manukau Heads Lighthouse. Parking is limited at the Mahanihani site and if possible, and you are coming with friends, we would love you to carpool.  (There is plenty of street parking in Matakawau if you can carpool from there.)  If you are driving right to the site, please follow the Awhitu Landcare directional signs for paddock parking on the day, and be considerate when parking so we avoid disrupting visitors to the Lighthouse.

Warming nourishment will be provided as a thank you to volunteers after the planting at the Awhitu Central Hall (just off Manukau Heads Road, opposite the Church). Again, please take care and be considerate when parking - our Awhitu roads are very narrow! We expect to be planting for around two hours, maybe a bit more or less depending on the number of volunteers. Look forward to seeing you there!

Photo - the Mahanihani Restoration Planting site