Spray­ing de­layed

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Aerial spray­ing to con­trol gorse in Whi­tireia Park is yet to get un­der way.

Ow­ing to un­set­tled weather, the work is likely to take place over the next fort­night, the Whi­tireia Park Board meet­ing was told on Fe­bru­ary 14.

The spray­ing will cover the area burnt by fire in 2010.

Site prepa­ra­tion is also un­der way for 3000 plants to cre­ate fire breaks, with plant­ing planned for May and June.

World Wildlife Fund’s Habi­tat Pro­tec­tion Fund has granted $7500 for a lizard sur­vey, weed con­trol, plants and pen­guin boxes on the western side of the park.

The park board’s bank ac­count showed a bal­ance of $19,967 at the end of De­cem­ber. Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil spent $150,951 main­tain­ing Whi­tireia Park in 2013.

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