by Manuela Gmuer-Hornell
Far North Holdings have hired a contractor (CBEC) to start clearing/cleaning up the very unsightly bank at the bottom of Franklin Street – from the school down to the intersection. We are hoping to find the walking track on the top of the hill and the old house sites. And, of course, get rid of the invasive plants like gorse, toitoi, wattle, etc.
The CBEC crew will start Tuesday 28th April (weather permitting) and will be on-site for three days. They will bring a small truck and mulcher so most if not all of the green waste can stay on-site. CBEC are very happy to have volunteers help out as long as they take part in the daily safety briefing and follow instructions. Site safety is very important, and volunteer workers are not allowed to operate machinery. The first safety brief will be at 10.00am on Tuesday morning.
There is no sugar coating this undertaking – it is very physical work and all help will be greatly appreciated.
This is a start for a massive project to make the centre of Opua more welcoming for locals and visitors alike. Let’s do this together