Te Ahu Pātiki Restoration Workshop

Many thanks to members of Orton Bradley Park, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and the Rod Donald Trust for attending the recent Te Ahu Pātiki Restoration Workshop. Special thanks also goes to our experts Alice Shanks and Milles Giller from the QEII National Trust, Nick Head and Paul Devlin from CCC and Kate Whyte from the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, who joined us on the field trip to share their expertise and advice.

This workshop aimed to help clarify decisions surrounding the restoration of native biodiversity to the lower grassy slopes of the new park, working to find efficient and effective strategies to restore those open slopes with ecological integrity. The primary aim for management of the new Park is sustainable land management for biodiversity restoration, public access and carbon sequestration.

Despite the drizzly rain the group maintained good spirits with everyone learning a great deal throughout this highly valuable day.

The group comparing both the covenanted and farmed areas.