WORKING BEE POSTPONED!!
Due to a forecast of rain and strong winds tomorrow the working bee at the Top o’ The Hill at Opua is POSTPONED.
We will aim to re-schedule the working bee to the following Saturday 10 June.
This will be confirmed during the week.
Apologies to all who were prepared to come along, but there’s no point working in the rain and being miserable!
The weeds and creepers are starting to invade our beautiful Top O’ The Hill area, so it is time to charge into it and restore its beauty before the winter really sets in.
So, weather permitting, there will be a Working Bee on
Saturday 3 June, from 9.00 to 11.00 am
We need to trim back the Kikuyu from the garden edges and around the sleepers etc, spray the Morning Glory that is creeping back in, weed the rockeries, and possibly cut back the growth on the other side of the main road that is affecting the view for traffic coming around the corner. And there will probably be other chores to attend to.
What to bring: weed eaters, spades, rakes, clippers, scrub cutter, containers/wheelbarrow for weeds, and a cheerful spirit.
And some hot water, mugs, and goodies for a cuppa would not go amiss. Please let Vanessa Leadley know if you can help in this regard.
Any queries/suggestions to Frank Leadley, 4027650.
A BIG THANK YOU to the 18 fine folk (including two grandchildren) who turned up for the working bee at the Top O’ The Hill yesterday. A great scene of spraying, weeding, raking, digging, metal-spreading, mowing, clipping, and general tidying, all of which has made the area ready for the many tourists and locals to enjoy over the Summer.
A very convivial and hard-working group who represent the pride of Opua!
A community effort that was topped off by an excellent morning tea with jam and cream scones and cheese rolls.
Thanks to you all.
A set of secateurs was left behind – owner contact me.
If you have a project idea for Opua, please email us!
The Spring has sprung, the grass has ris – I wonder where the birdies is.
Well, the weeds have also risen at the “Top O’ the Hill” – our well-used rest area which helps define the beauty of Opua. The plants and shrubs we planted are growing beautifully, but the weeds are now trying to assert their authority, so it is time to get stuck in and beautify the area for the coming Summer season
So this is advance notice of a Working Bee to be held –
Saturday 8 October,
9.00 – 11.00am.
We will be:
Pulling out the advancing weeds
Spraying around seats, sleepers, etc
Filling the pot holes in the parking area, (can anyone get hold of a trailer load of metal?)
Cleaning the rope.
And we will be enjoying the company of like-minded Opua residents.
There will be a reminder later but put this in your diary now.
Frank Leadley. (For the Love Opua Trust).
Saturday 12/12/2015 from 8.30 am
Intersection SH 11 – Franklin St – English Bay Road
Please bring a handsaw/ chainsaw/ scrub bar/ slash hook etc.
See you then!
Declaring war on The Taiwanese Cherry Tree. Saturday Morning,29th August, 8.30, meet at The Top of the Opua Hill, Depending on how many turn up with chainsaws will depend on how many areas we can attack Janet Bambus has already been working on the area of Scoresby Street in Opua, so this will be the first part, we will progress from there. Please bring hi-vis gear if you have it, loppers, chainsaws, empty spray bottles? I have containers of water to mix with the Glyphosate. Others may have something else they would prefer to put on the stumps, some trees may need to be drilled. Weather looks ok so hoping for a good turnout.
This is where the working Bee will take place – Saturday 20/6/2015 – join us!