The New Year is well and truly in and now the Trust gets really busy - read on and catch up with all the news. Try and make time to participate in at least one of the upcoming activities. See you there!
WORKING BEE - BACH 38 - JANUARY 26TH, SATURDAY,
ALL DAY. THAT'S THIS WEEKEND!!!!
It is very important that as many people as possible come and help. The intention is to have the bach re-roofed in ONE DAY. We have a qualified builder who is donating his time, all the iron (new, donated by Dimond) flashings, guttering and replacement timber. The iron will need priming, temporary scaffolding erected, cups of tea made etc, so don't think there wont be a job for you! Seriously we do need all hands on deck. Come down on the 9 o'clock ferry and join in.
We still need roofing paper - part rolls, anything. Also roofing iron in good condition to replace the sheds roof. Sandpaper, paintbrushes etc would also be gratefully received.
INORGANIC CLEAN UP - 16TH TO THE 24TH FEBRUARY.
This has been organised by US, and is an all out attempt to remove all the hard rubbish from Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands. There will be 6 30m3 bins placed around the island for rubbish to be put into. There will be 4 smaller 3m3 bins to put glass in and several hazardous waste bins.
If you are a leaseholder/caretaker, this is your opportunity to clean out the inside of the bach, under the bach and all of the sheds - fridges, old stoves, roofing iron, water tanks, bottles etc, can all be removed. If there is any pesticides, kerosene, creosote, old paint etc that is in unusable condition, this will also be disposed of. If there is anything of heritage value - old bach items in good condition, parts of stoves that can be put to good use or used in a museum, please hold onto them.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ON THE CLEANUP
On the 16th and 17th Beacon End and Islington Bay/Gardiner's Gap will be done. If you come down by ferry you will be transported to those areas or use your own transport and meet at Islington Bay wharf. On the 23rd and 24th, Rangitoto Wharf area will be cleaned up, use the ferry to meet at the wharf. A HAZARD BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BEFORE THE START OF EACH DAYS CLEANUP. Bring your own gloves, wear good shoes, an overall or similar, sunhat etc. Further details closer to the time - ring Elizabeth ph 6341398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Try to organise a group of you to come on one day and let me know how many so I can tell Fullers and DoC.
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS; ZERO WASTE TRUST, ARC ENVIRONMENTAL FUND, TRILLIAN TRUST and GAMMA CORPORATION.
WHAT? A 3.5-hour trip on a scenic railway
through the forest of the Waitakere Ranges, passing through
several tunnels and traversing a high viaduct.
WHEN? Sunday 17 February (don't worry- the Rangitoto cleanup is on the 16th, 23rd and 24th!)
WHERE? Meet at Jacobsen's Depot (signposted on the left hand side of Scenic Drive, about 4 km from Titirangi- if you get to Arataki, you've gone too far!).
WHAT TIME? Train departs at 9:30 am, but you should be there about 9:00 to park your car, etc. The trip finishes at 1:00 pm.
WHAT DO I BRING? BBQ lunch and utensils (BBQ hot plate and covered seating provided), camera, clothes for the weather on the day.
WHAT DO I DO TO BOOK? Ring John and Heather WALSH (09 8118 875- evenings) to confirm, then send $20 per person (this includes a donation to the Rangitoto Trust) to the Walsh's at 1332 Huia Rd, Huia, Waitakere City 1250.
TRUSTEES/COMMITTEE; Elizabeth - 634 1398, Shirley 279 9819, Susan - 445 1894, Jim - 4466228, Allan - 634 0161, John - 844 8875, Hilary - 418 4920, Lois - 480 5989.
Thank you to all that came to the end of year function it was a wonderful evening. And a special thank you to all those that have already turned out to the working bees held over the New Year.