St Brides Tree Planting

St brides Planting update. Forecast looking good.

I have enclosed below some Auckland Council clarification regarding the likes of volunteer planting days during the current Covid Auckland status.

We are still holding the planting day and people are welcome to come providing they are feeling well. We will keep people in distinct groups of less than 10 people and in separate, defined areas. We will organise a coordinator within each group. We will require people to provide contact details including name, address and/or phone contact. No food or drink will be supplied so if you want some please bring your own. People within their group we encourage to keep a 2m distance.
We will stay with these guidelines.

Next Thursday, Sept 10th, 4.00 – 6.00pm we have a similar but smaller tree planting event in Patumahoe. (350 trees). This is at Norman Taylor’s property 254d Hunter Rd. You are welcome to join us and help out on the same basis as the St Brides planting day.

Andrew Sinclair
M 021 268 1904


Hope you are all coping at Alert Level two, the biggest difference from last time is currently only groups of 10 may congregate. So any volunteer activity must adhere to this rule.

We have been told that there can be multiple groups of 10 but must be strictly controlled and a leader in each group is responsible for keeping groups well separated.

No sharing of food or drink.

Kind regards Kara Goddard

Community Parks Ranger (south)

Mob 027 2771323


St Brides Church Tree Planting

Sept 5th, 10:00am to 1:00pm, St Brides, Findlay Rd, Mauku

This weekend is still in level 3 so we have postponed the St Brides Planting scheduled for tomorrow to the following Saturday. You are warmly invited to join us providing we drop to Level 2.

Bring:   Sharp spade, own lunch and own drinks, (keeps covid compliance more simple). Bring a mask. Maybe bring a chair or a waterproof ground cover for lunch. (If it is fine we will end up in the magic setting by the stream below the cemetry. If not we can use the Church Hall as a lunch base)

Wear:   Solid footwear, trousers, long sleeves and suggest gloves. Bring wet weather gear if the forecast is dodgy as we will not be postponing further unless we are still at level 3.

Who is coming:   All locals welcome. Also some staff from Beca from Auckland are helping out and have kindly contributed $2,000 towards plant costs.

Format for day:   2 Options

Task 1   Tree Planting – we have around 1200 native trees to plant in among last years plantings.

Task 2   Jump the fence and become a Wild Woolly Warrior. On the Reserve side we have a few woolly nightshade still surviving that is demanding our attention. Anti gorse clothing needed along with a heavy, sharp, narrow spade.

Pre lunch   For those interested there will be a guided tour of the infamous and historic St Brides Church.

Organising   If you can help with on the day organising please give me a call on 021 268 1904. I will be meeting with an organising crew at 9.00am on the day.

Covid   Providing we are in level 2 then we will proceed but keen to see that we limit physical contact with the following precautions:

We will gather contact details for all that come.

We will make people aware to keep physical distancing.

If you are not feeling well and/or have any cold/flu symptoms do not come.

We will keep at least a 2m distance from each other.

Bring a mask. When we are in a group we will ask people to use their mask. Optional once people spread out and planting trees.

We will have a map and explanation on the day to help explain what is happening and to help minimise interaction.

The event is finished.


Sep 05 2020


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


St Bride's Church
33 Findlay Road, Mauku


Andrew Sinclair
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