Weeding at Rangikapiti Pa reserve
Rangikapiti Reserve has beautiful regenerating bush and a variety of native birds that are threatened by many rampant weeds and pests. We are attempting to remove introduced plants by regular weeding and judicious spraying. Our priorities include climbing asparagus (Asparagus scandens), moth plant (Araujia hortorum) and woolly nightshade (tobacco weed, Araujia hortorum).
New volunteers will be trained to identify weeds and in the techniques for removal.
We provide weeding equipment but bring your own gloves and protective clothing.
We support Ngati Kahu who are the kaitiaki of the Rangikapiti Pā and reserve, and are supported by the Department of Conservation.
You can message us through Facebook 'Friends of Rangikapiti' page.
You need to be active and reasonably fit. Weeding can be a physically demanding task. Uprooting, pulling and sawing are some of the tasks required in this role. This can sometimes be carried out in muddy conditions and on steep hillsides.
We meet Wednesdays for up to 3 hours. You can come regularly or just occasionally when you can. Visitors are welcome.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.