Tricia CHEEL for Auckland Mayor

Biographical details for Tricia CHEEL for Mayor for Auckland

Source: Tricia CHEEL for Auckland Mayor

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HELP REHABILITATE THE TAIAOTEA

Our most loyal and devoted VOLUNTEER

You'll find Muffin wherever the action is.

Like to see The Taiaotea become A Shining Example of Working With NATURE?

Passionate about fishing and want to make sure those snapper get the very best food to grow big and juicy?

Want to see your neighbourhood come alive with birdsong and bloom with flowers the native birds will love?

Wish to spend an hour or two communing with nature AND feel you are contributing to the beauty?

THEN THIS IS THE PROJECT FOR YOU!

Friends of Sherwood are working most days somewhere in the catchment and if you sign up as a subscriber you will be sent an automatic email update of what we are up to and how you can contribute . . . so check out what’s on whenever the urge to make a better world gets the better of you!

TODAY – Saturday 26th March 2011 – it’s drizzling along so while the plants are lapping it up and growing like mushrooms . . . in fact the mushrooms are probably preparing to make an early Autumn debut right now! . . . I’m here working on this site to get the neighbourhood mobilised for the planting season that is about to burst forth.

DO YOU HAVE COMPUTER – INTERNET SKILLS . . . phone me now on 09 476 7279!

We are planning to build a potting up – shadehouse to raise 1,000’s of seedlings for all along the stream bank around the Freyberg playing fields and behind the tennis courts.

DO YOU HAVE MATERIALS OR EXPERTISE OR TIME?

We can skill you up on raising seedlings and potting up so . . .  don’t delay PHONE TODAY   09 476 7279 . . . or email:  ecobee@xtra.co.nz

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME TODAY and help us make a schedule for the next week / month / year.

THIS WEEK FOS ARE WORKING ON:

*  AUCKLAND CITY ANNUAL PLAN . . . deadline for 1st April 2011 . . . help us prepare and present AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

#1 No Rates For ROUNDUP a proposal to get the chemicals off our streets NOW . . . and keep them off . . . easily and inexpensively.

#2 Protection of our precious areas of NATIVE BUSH by educating ALL CONTRACTORS about how to maintain AND ENHANCE these areas by simply changing some particularly bad habits . . . read more in our WEED REPORT coming soon.

#3 Review of all specifications for building anything and anywhere for ease of maintenance without the use of TOXIC CHEMICALS.

* WEEDING . . . good time of year to roll up the convolvulus and wandering jew and bundle off to the composting plant! . . .

# Freyberg Park at back of playing fields.

# At Tri-Bridge opposite Red Cross in Glencoe Road.

* MULCHING & EDGING

# At Tri-Bridge . . . 2 lovely piles of mulch from A1 Trees Services ready to spruce up the plantings along from the tri-bridge and consolidate the weeding efforts.

* RUBBISH REMOVAL

# At Tri-Bridge opposite Red Cross in Glencoe Road

# At St Annes Hall cnr Beach & Glencoe Roads.

# Freyberg Park

# Sherwood Reserve

We are concentrating on these sites at present with a view to having them completely finished and handed back to the Council to maintain but are concerned that with the techniques and specifications they work with at present a significant amount of our effort is demolished as they pull up plants that look dead e.g. kahikatea and remove the litter we have deliberately left to protect the lizards and wetas . . . hence the importance of getting the Annual Plan to address this.

LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE GREAT ARMY OF PEOPLE HERE IN THE TAIAOTEA

(. . . and further afield if you wish . . . we can run a WWOOFER-type scheme and offer a room in exchange for 2 hours help for 5 days a week . . . or 10 hours per week however it fits in and gives you a chance to explore the wonders of the rest of East Coast Bays and beyond! )

JUST ITCHING TO GET TO WORK  . . . LIKE THE FARMY ARMY or STUDENT ARMY in CHRISTCHURCH?

. . . believe you me THE TAIAOTEA NEEDS YOU! . . . and will repay you a million fold in cleaner air, water and land.

I’m waiting by my phone right now . . .

Cheers,

Tricia

Co-ordinator for

FRIENDS OF SHERWOOD

Working hard to enhance the neighbourhood since June 1990.