Backyard Pest Control

Obviously, the greatest threat to our native plants and animals in New Zealand are introduced pests such as stoats (Mustela erminea), possums (Trichsurus vulpecula), rats (Rattus spp.), mice (Mus musculus) and HEDGEHOGS (Erinaceus europaeus occidentalis), alongside feral cats (Felis catus) and unruly dogs (Canis lupus familiaris). In 2016, our government announced Predator Free 2050, an ambitious […]

Auckland Council submissions needed – Long Term Plan

Whakaupoko Landcare have provided their submission for the Auckland Council 10 year budget, Long Term Plan: General Feedback Re the AC LTP and RPMP we in general fully support the larger spend on the environment and full implementation of the RPMP. Auckland with only 2% of the total land area of NZ and around 1/3rd […]

Predator Free Patumahoe – Trap Day

Time to get serious with rats. This Friday May 19th we have a free rat trap and cage pick up afternoon at Patumahoe School from 2.25 – 4.30pm. If you are able to help hand out traps and talk to people that would be great. You are welcome to come along and pick up 1 […]

Te Whangai Trust Community partnership

Whakaupoko Landcare/ Te Whangai trust Community partnership On the second Wednesday of every month, from 10.00am – 12.30pm Whakaupoko Landcare and Community Members are welcome to come and work alongside Te Whangai staff & students at their Tui Glen Nursery 188 Jutland Road, Pukekohe (At end of Princes Street West) Pukekohe-(next door to the new […]

Mauku Stream project – Landowners wanted

Whakaupoko has been steadily working on a project aiming to improve water quality in our local Mauku stream. One of the first landowners to agree to participate has been the local historical St Bride’s Church, and many hours have been spent planting and maintaining a riparian strip on that property alongside the stream. The project […]

Working Bee – Saturday 1 August 2015

Saturday 1st August 2015, 12.30pm at the stream behind St Brides Church, Findlay Road, Mauku Whakaupoko Landcare extends an invitation to everyone and anyone to come and join in for a couple of hours helping out with the second year of the St Brides riparian planting project. For those who have not yet visited the historic […]

Native Bird Evening

Native Bird Evening – Whakaupoko Landcare      With Whakaupoko Landcare, Neil Fitzgerald (Landcare Research, Hamilton) and Tim Lovegrove (Auckland Council native bird specialist) come together to celebrate 10 years of our local Native bird population explosion. Pukeoware Hall, Wednesday Evening, March 25th, 7.00pm. Bring friends and family and a plate. Tea & Coffee provided. Whakaupoko […]

Whakaupoko 6km Volcano Discovery Walk

Whakaupoko 6km Volcano Discovery Walk Come and see some stunning scenery, learn more about our environment and get in some training before the Mauku School fun run the following weekend. Saturday March 7th 8.30am – 12.00. Pot luck bbq / lunch afterwards. Start & Finish – 89c Bald Hill Rd. (Andrew & Louise Sinclair’s property). […]

Findlay Rd, Nature Reserve

Mauku Residents  – We need your help for a Growing Community Asset. Please Release Me. Who:   Young native trees. (From nasty aggressive foreign invaders such as gorse, inkweed, blackberry, privet and woolly nightshade). Where:Auckland Council Reserve opposite St Brides on the other side of Mauku Stream.   Access is on Findlay Rd by Mauku bridge via […]

Village Planters – all welcome!

Over 20 people came to the first meeting of garden enthusiasts at a coffee morning last month in the Patumahoe Butchers shop café. Included were both long term residents of the district as well as more recent additions to the community . The idea behind the group is to provide an opportunity for people to […]