First eco fun day
This weekend, Upper Harbour has its first eco-themed family day.
Learning about plants, how to reduce waste and what happens to storm water are just some of the fun activities on offer at a family fun day in Upper Harbour.
The Upper Harbour Eco Fun Day is a day of games and activities designed to help residents learn more about sustainability and the restoration projects in the area.
Kaipatiki Project restoration manager Derek Craig will be running two tours of the Kaipatiki nursery and around the Hobsonville Point area.
As part of the NorthWest Wildlink, he says the organisation is trying to replant the area as it’s remained largely bare for more than a century.
In order to bring birds back, many different types of plants are needed, Craig said.
‘‘When you’re looking at two airfields and farmland, where’s the forest for the birds to fly in, where’s the forest for the insects and lizards to live in?
‘‘So that little coastal strip is really, really important.’’
The day will also include an online challenge for families to learn about sustainability, a game to learn about drains, and the Compost Collecting will onsite be teaching different methods of composting.
A sustainable market and snacks will also be available.
The Upper Harbour Eco Fun Day is organised by Kaipatiki Project, HLC, Upper Harbour Ecology Network, Good Health, Upper Harbour Local Board and the Hobsonville Community Trust.
It is at the Rifle Range, Catalina Bay Drive on October 14, 10am-2pm.
See kaipatiki.org.nz/ecoday for more. The Salvation Army Albany Bays Corps, 90 Rosedale Rd, Albany, 7pm-9pm. Tickets $40.
Kaipatiki Project nursery at Hobsonville Point relies on the work of volunteers.