Kauri Dieback Festival Special
Kauri Dieback is an issue that is having a profound impact on our local environment, as well as having national significance.
As Council has made clear, the time for action is now, so we have created a Special Festival presentation:
Where: Titirangi Library
When: Village Day 24th March
Go in the draw for a brand new KALA ukulele. This year’s colouring competition will have a ‘Forest’ theme and people will be able to enter by bringing their entry to the giant mural.
Hand your art at the ‘Giant forest mural’ on ‘Village Day’ at the Titirangi Library - Saturday 24th March between 12pm and 4pm.
Kauri forest Mural
Local Artist Heathermeg Sampson will be installing a giant Kauri forest Mural on the side of the Titirangi Library, this will be able to be seen from Village night on Friday 23rd.
Information Panel discussion
2.30pm to 3.30pm. Festival Special - Kauri Dieback panel discussion with representative of the Science community, ARC, and Auckland Council.
Information Panel discussion with representatives of the science community, ARC and our local board. Here is the media release from council on this issue:
“At the 20 February meeting of the Environment and Community Committee, Auckland Council proposed to closethe forested areas of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, with some exceptions, by 1st May 2018. This significant decision will provide the highest level of protection against kauri dieback disease. The exceptions would be beaches, pasturelands and areas which would reach the requirement of a controlled area notice (expected to be introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries)."
"The closure is proposed subject to an engagement process with key stakeholders. The council is engaging with mana whenua Te Kawerau a Maki on the proposed closure area and exceptions; consulting with the Waitakere Ranges Local Board; and working with concessionaires, businesses, recreational groups and residents to limit the impact closure might have on them."
"A final decision will be made at the 10th April 2018 Environment and Community Committee Meeting, with changes introduced from 1st May 2018. The current track closures, and kauri dieback management measures will remain in place until then."
"When visiting any of Auckland’s parks, please remember to enter with clean footwear, use hygiene stations on the way in and out, and respect closures when they are in place.”
http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2018/2/waitakere-forest-closure-proposed http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/waitakereranges http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/wait-kere-ranges-regional-park-kauri-dieback-management