Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Gully visit with Hamilton City Council

Monday 26th July
Paul Duffy, Contract Supervisor – Natural Areas, Hamilton City Council and I walked the gully as a follow up on last Wednesday’s meeting to further familiarise ourselves on what the gully offered and to discuss potential restoration options.

Meeting with interested parties at Hamilton City Council

On Wednesday 21st July Robin and I had a meeting at Hamilton City Council with Gerard Kelly, Community Planting Co-ordinator, Paul Duffy, Contract Supervisor – Natural Areas, and Tim Newton, Gully Restoration Officer.
On the agenda was:
Councils long term vision for the gully
Objective for the open day set for 1pm on Sat.18th Sept.
Suitable speakers for the open day and the format.
A draft public invitation mailer was tabled
How to use an email list and blog for effective communication to interested people
Funding options
Possibility of Maori involvement and contacts.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birds around the gully

A Tui was seen today in the gully at the back of Hukanui School. A Grey Wabler was heard a few days ago in a heavily treed property very near the gully. If we can get the rat numbers down it would be great to get the numbers up with successful chick rearing.
Tui photo from www.tuiscope.co.nz/
Grey Warbler photo from http://blog.forestandbird.org.nz