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Community Planting Day

posted 6 Jun 2013, 21:15 by Phelan Pirrie   [ updated 6 Jun 2013, 21:15 ]

Village Green Planting Day
Come down and meet us below the Fire Station for the first planting day in stage one of the Muriwai Village Green Restoration project.
10am, Sunday 9th. Bring working shoes, boots, a spade and your family and friends.

Kids EcoClub Autumn Walk

posted 10 May 2013, 16:07 by Phelan Pirrie

Come and walk through regenerating bush, explore a hidden gem of Muriwai and bring afternoon tea to share afterwards by the pond.

Gaylene is a nature lover with a wealth of knowledge to share with all who come along. 

Just drive down the driveway and follow signs to pond. 

Assemble on Saturday 18th May at Gaylene and Brian's 71 Constable Road, 2pm (allow 10 mins from parking to rendez-vous). 

Bring sturdy footwear and coat, afternoon tea and a grownup or two.

RSVP to give us approx numbers Ruth
09 4117455 or 021 618915 email:

Village Green Restoration - working bee 9th June

posted 10 May 2013, 16:00 by Phelan Pirrie   [ updated 10 May 2013, 16:01 ]

The Site is looking great, with plenty of mulch and rain it is well ready for planting. As well as our own nursery plants Auckland City Council Parks Department have donated a further 300.

I am not sure of the quantities per species as they are still holding them for us until planting day but will include manuka, kanuka, cabbage trees, flax and sedges.

We are still short of plants and I have approached Lions for funding to purchase native root-trainers and hope to hear back in the next week or so.

Meanwhile we should plough on and plant what we do have while there is still some warmth in the soil, so

our next working bee is on Sunday 9th June 10.00am

unless pouring with rain, if the weather is too bad we will make it Sunday 16th June 10:00am.

Bring a spade, water, your friends and your smile!

Thanks for your support, Erin

Work & Play Day on the Village Green Restoration Project

posted 7 Apr 2013, 18:51 by Phelan Pirrie

Well, the site is freshly cleared awaiting this Saturday's Work & Play Day event - 10am kick off - come down and help start the restoration of the Village Green.

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posted 3 Apr 2013, 17:35 by Phelan Pirrie

MeACT Village Green Restoration 'Work & Play Day'

posted 4 Mar 2013, 16:32 by Phelan Pirrie

MeACT Village Green Restoration 'Work & Play Day'
We are holding a 'work & play' day for our Village Green restoration project. Come and help us rake out the huge piles of mulch donated by Treescape. There will also be kids activities & games and much more to entertain afterwards with a Sausage Sizzle.
We're looking for help to run this event to make it was interesting as possible so contact Ruth if you can assist in any way.

What: MeACT Village Green Restoration 'Work & Play Day'
When: Saturday 13th April 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Muriwai Village Green
Who: Anyone welcome - especially kids
Contact: Ruth Atkinson. MeACT Kids Ecoclub Coordinater. Phone: 411 7455 or 021 618 915. Email

MeACT Plant Nursery

posted 4 Mar 2013, 16:30 by Phelan Pirrie

MeACT Plant Nursery
We have a small but dedicated team that Robin Foubister has put together but we still need more people to help. Currently we are still re potting our seedlings and if you can help it would be appreciated even for an hour - it all helps.

What: Re potting seedlings
When: Any time the Ranger Station is open
Where: Ranger Station Motutara Road
Who: Anyone is welcome!
Contact: Robin Foubister. MeACT Nursery Coordinater. Phone: 411 7323 or 021 159 2469. Email:

MeACT Evening

posted 4 Mar 2013, 16:29 by Phelan Pirrie

MeACT Evening 'The Cove' with intro from Tracy Brown a Muriwaian and Auckland Coordinator of Sea Shepherd

What: Movie 'The Cove' with intro from Tracy of Sea Shepherd
When: Tuesday  5th March 7:30pm
Where: Muriwai Fire Station (we're moving to Surf Club in April!)
Who: Everyone welcome
Contact: Christine Rose. MeACT Marine Mammals Expert. Phone: 021 056 3784 Email:

Coastal Trapping Program

posted 4 Mar 2013, 16:27 by Phelan Pirrie

Coastal Trapping Program
We have received funding for a trapping program south of Maori Bay / Maukatia, and the 31 traps have arrived and are ready for laying.
The long term goal is to reduce predators on the coast line and hopefully encourage penguins to form a colony.

What: Coastal Trap laying.
When: Sunday 3rd March Start 7:30am
Where: Meet at Gannet Colony Entrance - Maori Bay car park.
Wear: Good walking shoes, sun hat & sun cream.
Who: Everyone welcome.
Contact: Marty Taylor. MeACT Pest Control Coordinater. Phone: 022 650 2098 or 411 7387 Email:

Last Monthly Seminar for 2012.

posted 27 Nov 2012, 20:37 by Phelan Pirrie

Last Monthly Seminar for 2012.
Join us for a relaxing glass of wine and a movie at our last event of 2012 where we will be screening the NZ made film, The Last Ocean. As usual the evening is open to anyone, so please bring your friends or neighbours.

WHAT: MeACT Film Evening - 'The Last Ocean' on the stations HUGE Plasma screen.
WHEN: 7:30pm Wednesday 5th December
WHERE: Muriwai Fire Station

Reviews of 'The Last Ocean'
"A frightening omen of our planet’s future...told with truth, humour and brittle, ephemeral beauty". 
Melenie Parkers, Yahoo Entertainment NZ

“Through Peter Young’s lens, the Antarctic looks wild and wonderful”.
Graeme Tuckett
“Peter Young’s ravishing footage lends emotive force to his detailed account of the case against fishing Antarctic waters”.
Bill Gosden, New Zealand Film Festival

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