Kapiti-Mana Events Calendar December 2011- May 2012

Branch Meetings February - April 2012

Sat 25 February: Branch Barbecue
Next year’s Branch Barbecue will take place on Saturday, February 25th at Greendale Reserve. It will give members a chance to see the restoration work undertaken by the Greendale team of volunteers over the past fourteen years. Directions to the reserve can be found at:
www.forestandbird.org.nz/what-we- do/branches/kapiti-mana/kapiti-mana- notices/branch-barbecue.

The location within the reserve is yet to be finalised. Details will be provided by email in January.

Wed 28 March:”Ring of Fire”
Derek Lightbourne. A visit to the Kermadec Islands plus White Island. Community Centre, Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu,
7.30 pm.

Wed 25 April: “Birds”
Rob Cross. Presbyterian Lounge, Ngaio Rd, Waikanae. 7.30 pm.

Wellington Region Summer Trips 2010-2011

December

Wed 7 Pukeatua track on Te Araroa walkway F 6-7 hrs Gillian Candler 04-210-1280
Wed 14 Pre-Xmas Bus Trip Trevor Mowbray 04-478-8132
Wed 21 Smith Creek waterfall M 5 hrs Alan Munro 04-566-4834

January

Wed 11 Petone-Hutt River- Korokoro round trip E/M 4hrs Pat Eyles 04-298-2360
Wed 18 Belmont Trig from Takapu Rd M 5 hrs Mike Peers 04-232-6822
Wed 25 Maungakotukutuku - Bills Track/ table top/
Maunganui track M 5hrs Cynthia/Don Petersen 04-902-0035

February

Wed 1 Deer Pen M 4.5hrs Rob Ward 04 905-0707 Mon 6 to Sun 12 Summer Camp - Taranaki Janet Coburn 04-971-8200
Wed 8 Kaukau M/F 5hrs Ed Crampton 478-3066
Wed 15 Paekakariki M 4.5 hrs Barbara Dark 04-233-8202
Sun 19 Field Trip Greater Wellington F&B/Friends of Maara Roa/Korokoro Environment Group combine to explore the potential bush corridor joining Korokoro Valley with Maara Roa. Start at Belmont Regional Park Stratton St or Takapu entrances. The two groups will meet on the Puke Ariki track. Start 1pm. M 3.5 to 4 hrs.
Wed 22 Whareroa Farm to Orange Hut M/F 6 hrs Max/Gillian George 04-232-4200
Wed 29 Pukerua Bay to Plimmerton M 4-5 hrs Gillian Candler 04-210-1280

March

Wed 7 Butcher-Baker-Airstrip to Coast Road Trevor Mowbray M 5hrs 478-8132 or Barbara Murison 04-479-5538
Wed 14 Akatarawa Forest M 5 hrs Max/Gillian George 04-232-4200
Wed 21 Fern Gully to Bike Park - autumn orchids E/M 4/5 hrs Pat Eyles 04-298-2360
Wed 28 Maungakotukutuku - Maunganui M 5hrs Cynthia/Don Petersen 04-902-0035

April

Wed 4 Whites Line East to Naenae M 5hrs Marianne Jenner 04-589-1919
Wed 11 Southern City Walkways E/M 5 hrs Gavin Mickell 04-387-3402
Wed 18 Hunters track and Nettle Stream M/F 6hr Heather Jones 04-388-3411
Wed 25 Wainui (Kapiti) F 6 hrs Sally Mathieson 04 904-1260

May

Wed 2 Paraparaumu to Waikanae Lagoons E 4- 4.5hrs Pat Eyles 04-298-2360
Wed 9 Wainuiomata-Gollans valley M/F 5hrs John Groombridge 589-5461

REGIONAL TRAMPING GROUP

The Forest and Bird Wellington Regional Tramping Group welcomes all members to join them on their regular jaunts. The trips take in some of Wellington's most scenic and interesting spots, as well as some of the lesser known hideaways. Warm clothing and strong footwear are essential. We ask that children under 15 are accompanied by an adult, plants are not collected and dogs are left at home. Check with the trip leader for more information.

TRIP GRADING

E - EASY Formed undulating tracks/paths.
M - MODERATE Good tracks with climbing
F - FIT Steeper climbing on bush racks/routes. Maybe stream crossings.

Public Liability insurance held by Forest and Bird Society covers members only.
Trip leaders should set the fee that each person pays their driver.

Weather Forecast

Met Service has a very useful feature for those of us lucky enough to be on Broadband. This is a seven day forecast that shows you just where the rain will be at three different times during the day - helpful if you are not sure if you have time to get the walk ‘in’ before the rains come.

E-Trampers

Forest & Bird E-tramp group meets each Wednesday at 10am somewhere in the Wellington region for a tramp of between three and four hours. Tel: Elaine Todd, 976 4092 or Elspeth Preddey, 472 3369