July 2023 newsletter: AGM votes for change

Friends of Maara Roa (FMR): 23 years bringing biodiversity back to the Cannons Creek catchment Working bees every fine Saturday; meet at 9.30 am in the carpark at the back of Porirua College.  The nursery group meets every Thursday from 10 am to noon, in the grounds of Aotea College in Okowai Road. Website: www.maararoa.org.nz … Read more

December 2022 Newsletter

Friends of Maara Roa (FMR): 22 years bringing biodiversity back to the Cannons Creek catchment Working bees are every fine Saturday; meet at 9.30 am in the carpark at the back of Porirua College.  The nursery group meets every Thursday from 10 am to noon, in the grounds of Aotea College in Okowai Road. Website: … Read more

July/August 2022 newsletter

Friends of Maara Roa (FMR): 22 years bringing biodiversity back to the Cannons Creek catchment Working bees are every fine Saturday; meet at 9.30 am in the carpark at the back of Porirua College.  The nursery group meets every Thursday from 10 am to noon, in the grounds of Aotea College in Okowai Road. Website: … Read more

Water Sampling

What lives in Cannons Creek? There are three kinds of fish, longfin eels, and freshwater crayfish, along with a wide variety of plants, insects and bacteria in Cannons Creek.    But there are no signs of possums, rats, cats or rabbits, giving us hope that years of pest control has reduced the numbers of these predators. … Read more

Remembering Sylvia Jenkin

Memorial service for Sylvia Jenkin on Saturday 4 June Many of you will already know the sad news that Sylvia Jenkin, a driving force behind the establishment and achievements of the Friends of Maara Roa, passed away on 18 May, at the age of 91. This is to remind all those with connections to and … Read more

March /April 2022 newsletter:  Welcome news

Friends of Maara Roa (FMR): 21+ years bringing biodiversity back to the Cannons Creek catchment Working bees are every fine Saturday; meet at 9.30 am in the carpark at the back of Porirua College.  The nursery group meets every Thursday from 10 am to noon, in the grounds of Aotea College in Okowai Road. Website: … Read more

Nursery working group

planting out kanuka

A Friends of Maara Roa working group is pictured planting out kanuka at their nursery.   The group meets every Thursday at the nursery at Aotea College. Over the years, thousands of seedlings have been raised here for revegetation planting at Maara Roa. The picture was taken by our new Belmont Ranger, Bruce Forster, as part … Read more

November 2021 Newsletter

Friends of Maara Roa (FMR): 21 years bringing biodiversity back to the Cannons Creek catchment Working bees are every fine Saturday; meet at 9.30 am in the carpark by the Porirua College gymnasium.  The nursery group meets every Thursday from 10 am to noon, in the grounds of Aotea College in Okowai Road. Website: www.maararoa.org.nz … Read more