Welcome back! We’re very happy we can invite you to Matuku Link again, after a very ‘different’ year… We’ve got loads of seeds to plant, trees to pot up, weeds to keep from smothering our natives… plus lots to experience and admire: listen to the matata (fernbird), try to spot a pateke (brown teal), a weta or our elusive namesake matuku (bittern). Have a walk on our recently finished boardwalk and see the upgrades to our barn, slowly transforming it into our Wetland Education Centre.

Just to keep us all safe in this new, covid-filled world, a couple of extra things:

  • if it is your first working bee: fill in our H&S and tracing form before you come. Click here for the link.
  • when you’re sick, stay home (always a good idea anyway!)
  • no need to bring your own gloves and spades anymore, but if you do: everything needs to be squeaky clean because of kauri dieback

The upcoming working bee dates are:

  • Sunday 21 February 2021
  • Sunday 21 March – extra fun – part of EcoFest!
  • Sunday 18 April
  • Sunday 16 May

Start time 10 am, finishing with a shared lunch at 1 pm – bring something if you can, we provide hot and cold drinks and home made soups when it’s cold, salads when it’s warm. No need to bring any tools, but do bring your own water bottle, wear sturdy (and super clean) shoes. It’s easily accessible, family friendly, parking on site. Entry is opposite the Waitakere Fire Station, 111 Bethells Road, Waitakere/Te Henga/Bethells. If it’s nice weather, don’t forget that the most beautiful black sand beach is just down the road!

If you’ve got any questions, or would like to bring a larger group, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Annalily on matukulink@gmail.com or 021-2207136

Hope to see you there!

Annalily & the trustees John Sumich, John Staniland, Geoff Davidson and Chad Wilkie