Whakapuaka Wildlife Reserve

18 Jun 2013

Plans are underway for positive actions to be taken to restore the Whakapuaka Wildlife Reserve at Atawhai.

 
The Reserve, bordered by State Highway 6, the Boulderbank Drive and Council land, is to be "adopted" by the local branch of Forest & Bird, who will work with the local community and iwi to bring back a  healthy saltmarsh wetland habitat.
 
Project co-ordinator Brian Brasell said the first step in this exciting long term project is the construction of bunds to allow saltwater from the Haven to infiltrate and begin natural restoration.
 
"This requires resource consents from the Council,"  Brian said, "and before lodging applications we want to provide details of the structures and their purpose to the local community and other interested people."
 
A public meeting will be held at Clifton Terrace SchoolHall at 7pm on Friday 28 June . All welcome. For more information contact Helen at maccam@ts.co.nz