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Pls ph 021 234 1335 TO LET To advertise in our Christian Link contact Tanya now on 271 8055 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you have a rental property to advertise and want results, call us now on 271 8055 or email: email@example.com Thousands of school children and families are expected at this year’s Eye on Nature environmental expo. The event will be at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manurewa. The theme is ‘Water for life – Cool, Clear, Clean’, aimed at encouraging young people to become custodians of New Zealand’s waterways and its life forms. Environmental organisations from throughout New Zealand are partnering with the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust (MBCT) to host the event which is supported by the six Auckland Southern Local Boards, Auckland Council and Auckland Botanic Gardens. The week-long event will be attended by 1500 primary-aged children from South Auckland schools, culminating in a free Family Day on April 9. Open to all Super City residents the day will involve events and activities to entertain and educate young minds. In addition to the hands-on activities offered by Eye on Nature’s programme partners, New Zealand’s ‘ Wild Boy’ Brando Yelavich will share insights into his epic journey walking New Zealand’s coastline. A free family pass to the new Wero White Water Park will be on offer. Budding chefs will demonstrate their skills in the ‘Out of the Water into the Frying Pan’ cooking competition, with high school students competing ‘Masterchef ’ style watched by the judges and members of the public. The day concludes with the popular Wearable Art fashion show where entries from schools across Auckland will be modelled and winners announced. Throughout the previous week educator-led sessions, facilitated by the Trust’s environmental partners will engage students on their journey to learn more about ‘Water for Life’. With event partners Sustainable Coastlines and Roots Creative Entrepreneurs, 1500 primary students will transform recycled plastic drink bottles into self- watering hanging gardens. These will be suspended on three giant ‘C’ sculptures symbolising the event’s acronym ‘CCC’. The resulting living sculptures will be showcased at the Family Day. Environmental partner, LegaSea, will focus on fishing for abundance by not wasting the lives of fish, not putting waste into the fishing environment and not wasting edible parts of the fish. Students and Family Day visitors will learn about fish identification, fish handling, and eliminating waste from fishing trips as they grow to understand how their actions impact New Zealand’s precious marine resources. Auckland Botanic Gardens, Waicare, Auckland Parks and Auckland’s Biosecurity & Security team will take the primary students on an interactive bush walk to explore the ‘Cool, Clear & Clean’ concept, assisted by water creature props they’ll encounter along the way. The event will also introduce QuestaGame, an online environmental adventure game based on wildlife sightings. ➤➤ Eyes on Nature 2016 is at 11am-8pm, April 9 at Auckland Botanic Gardens (entry via Everglade Drive, Manurewa), Wearable arts fashion parade is at 6-8pm. A full programme and list of partner activities is online at www.beautifulmanukau.org.nz/ eye-on-nature. Howick ward residents are being encouraged to get tough on Rhamnus and moth plant, fast spreading weeds smothering Super City gardens and native plants. This year the Howick Local Board has dedicated about $6000 for awareness raising and practical solutions, including free bins for disposal and a free weed- swap day. John Spiller, the board’s parks portfolio leader, says Rhamnus and moth plant are a particular concern at this time. “Many people see the pictures and are instantly surprised these are noxious plants causing damage to our gardens and native flora,” he says. “It’s around this time moth plants are flowering or fruiting and should be more easily identified,” Mr Spiller says. “Unfortunately it’s also a time when the pods have hundreds of seeds that can easily disperse. Rhamnus, on the other hand, is less familiar as a harmful weed, probably because of its attractive shiny green leaves and red fruits.” The best way to remove these weeds is to dig out the plant close to the ground including the root system, cut and treat the vine or stump with herbicide, or hand-pull the tree or vine from the ground when it is wet or damp. The board, Mr Spiller says, is working with schools, environmental organisations, local businesses and garden clubs to get people talking about it. It’s part of a planned environment Keeping tabs on mother nature Moth plants and Rhamnus must be removed. Photo supplied pest plants Noxious weeds tackled programme that avoids chemical spraying which some residents hold reservations about. The programme includes education on how to identify and safely remove the invasive weeds, big public bins for people to dispose of the weeds and a weed swap day with free take-home plants. Abseiling weed removal was completed this year on the Musick Point cliffs from where the seeds can be blown inland. ➤➤ Weed disposal bins will be available from March 25 – April 3 at Murvale Reserve (Bleakhouse Road entrance) and Lloyd Elsmore Park (Bells Road entrance). ➤➤ A weed swap day will be at 9.30am-12noon on April 2 at Lloyd Elsmore Park (Bells Road entrance).
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