Apr 12, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Calling all volunteers – Pa harakeke at Cannons Creek needs aroha

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Kia ora Whanau, please forward to all your friends and whanau, weavers, carvers, te whanau o Hineteiwaiwa.

Calling especially all weavers to clear, clean and cut harakeke to revitalise the pa harakeke and remove diseased plants.

E kore au e ngaro; he harakeke tongai nui no roto no te Maara Roa
I shall not perish for I am like the self-sustaining flax of Cannons Creek.

Maranga ake te whanau o Hineteiwaiwa -Nau mai hoki mai ki te tiaki i te pa harakeke

The pa harakeke needs a bit of tender loving care.

Calling all volunteers weavers, wh?nau, friends and supporters.

  • Date: Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April
  • Time: 10:00 am Saturday Mihi Whakatau (Ng?ti Toa), 10:00 am 3:00 pm daily
  • Where: Belmont Regional Park (behind Cannons Creek Shops)

What to bring: gumboots, gloves, stanley knives, tarps, drink, sunscreen

Whanau Day

Well put on a Sausage Sizzle, bring the whole whanau, tamariki welcome.

Weather permitting cancellations Newstalk ZB Wellington1035 AM

Thank you to the Whitireia, Te Wananga o Aotearoa and Porirua City Council for your support.

1 thought on “Calling all volunteers – Pa harakeke at Cannons Creek needs aroha

  1. Hello to all!

    My name is Andrew, and I work with the Friends of Maararoa, forest restoration.

    I was greatly impressed with the work done by the group in Pa Harakeke, last year. Today I will visit the council workshop on reserves in the area. I want to point out to them that weeds in the rohe are threatening the resource, and now encroach the forest restoration project.

    Council has not attended to problems in the Lakes Reserve this year, and will not, unless enough of us can draw their attention to the problems there.

    Soon the Convolvulus will smoother the Harakeke again. The plants will suffer, and a suffering plant will be exposed to the virus that can cause the plants to die.

    I will ask council to visit the area, but one voice will make little difference. Together we can make the difference.


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