The real Cannons Creek

Kapi-Mana News | 4 March 2008


Did you know Cannons Creek really is a creek running through Cannons Creek Valley in Belmont Regional Park?

This Saturday you can find out more in 'The Real Cannons Creek', part of Greater Wellington Regional Council's summer outdoors programme.

"Many people have no idea that the Cannons Creek suburb of Porirua City was named after a creek, or that the creek exists," says Sylvia Jenkin of the Friends of Maara Roa.  "But it has an interesting history and a pretty good future, thanks to the restoration work of volunteers and Greater Wellington."

The Friends will lead participants on a tour of Cannons Creek and its tributaries.  "It's a pretty walk - We'll also show them the value of the bush and the restoration planting."

Sylvia says the walk will focus on the creek's function within its surrounding environment, the human impact on it, and how the creek has adjusted over the years.  "We're also hoping the event will encourage people to think about volunteering to help with restoration."

The tour runs from 10am to 12pm this Saturday, follow Champion Street to the Cannons Creek Entrance adjacent to the shops.