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Our working bees are always on the Third Sunday of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm. The next ones are:

  • Sunday October 20th
  • Sunday November 17th
  • Sunday December 15th

A big “thank you” to all of you who have came along before, and a big “welcome” to new volunteers! We start at 10 am as (although some eager beavers are usually there from 8.30 am) and keep going until 1 pm, followed by a shared lunch (optional). We provide hot drinks, home made soup and bread and usually some really good and vegetarian other options! It’s a nice time to share stories and get to know the other volunteers you’re working with on this amazing project.

There is no public transport unfortunately but ample parking spots, and the opportunity to go to the beach afterwards. Let us know if you’ve got any questions, otherwise just turn up at 111 Bethells Road, with suitable gear (sunscreen and/or rain coats) and sturdy, CLEAN, footwear and gear. “Lickable clean” is the standard!  If it’s not 100% mud/soil free, we will provide you with brushes and trigene to get it to that point. This is important because we are kauri dieback free, and like to keep it this way.

This October working bee will be trying to get the many plants still in the nursery into the ground, probably the last possible day to do this! If the weather is horrible, we’ll work in the nursery potting up plants (or just get soaked!)… Usually there is also a group of us doing other tasks around constructing paths, helping build the barn, providing baking for the volunteers, weeding, trapping etcetera. If there is anything you specifically like to do, contact us.

Hope to see you next time! – Annalily & the trustees

PS We also host several business groups per year, as a team building exercise, educational experience or to see where their funding is going. If you think this is for you, drop me a line at matukulink@gmail.com.