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St Peter’s College—21 May 2017

May 22, 2017

St Peter’s College in Auckland is a secondary school for boys and offers a very comprehensive educational program.  Last year the senior students studying Classics went on an educational trip to Greece and Rome.

The boys were expected to do fund raising to cover some of the cost of the trip and our nephew Yazdy, who attends SPC and was going on the trip, suggested a novel fund raising idea – the boys would get people to sponsor trees that would then be planted at CUE Haven.  Not only would the sponsorships raise money, the tree planting would help offset the carbon footprint of the trip.

We liked the idea and donated the trees to the students who were very successful in getting a lot of tree plantings sponsored for their fund raiser. The students had a great trip and today some of the students came out to CUE Haven to plant the trees.

The group arrived by 9:30 and included seventeen St. Peter’s boys–Caleb, Ethan, Finn, Hugo H., Hugo P., Jacob, Kevin, Lawson, Leon, Liam, Luka, Max, Maxi, Scott, Stephen, Thomas and Yazdy.  Also accompanying them were family and friends Ben, Felicia, Henry, Ian, Lily, Philip, Rory, Royce, Shane, Sharon, Stephen S. and Stephen B., and teachers Cameron Sitters and Alice Gallagher.

We got acquainted over morning tea and then Mahrukh gave an overview of the CUE Haven project and Thomas gave a description of the planned work and a safety briefing.

Today the group was planting at the very top of the property, filling in some gaps in the 2016 planting area with pioneer trees such as kohuhu, manuka, mahoe, tarata and karamu as well as some infill planting of canopy trees such as rimu, totara, taraire and puriri.
Thomas drove everyone up to the planting site and then did a planting demo and safety reminder and the group went to work.

The weather was perfect for planting and the site was relatively flat.  But the biggest challenge was lots of weeds that had grown up over the summer.  Most of them were dead but they were in the way a lot and the group quickly got used to telling a good plant from a weed.

The group accomplished an amazing amount of planting in just a few hours—we even had to bring up some additional trees for them to plant!  We then took a leisurely walk back to the cottage.  The walk gave the group a chance to see more of the property and to learn a little about the restoration project.

We then had a relaxing lunch and spent some time socializing before the group headed back to town.

We’d like to thank Nestle NZ for donating the delicious hot chocolate and coffees for our volunteers.

Also thank you to Cameron for organizing the day.  It was great meeting you and Sharon.  And thank you Alice for coming along to help out—you were a great help with both the spade and camera!

Many thanks to Yazdy for coming out early to help us get the plants to the planting site and for your novel idea of the tree sponsorship to raise funds for the Classics trip.  We’re glad we could provide the St. Peter’s boys with this opportunity.

And a very big thank you to all the hard working students and their families and friends and the teachers for giving up a Sunday and planting the trees.  We very much enjoyed meeting you all and working with you.

You all accomplished an amazing amount of work and have made a significant contribution not only to the CUE Haven project but to our environment and the wider community.

We would also like to thank the people who generously sponsored trees for the classics trip.  You have also made an amazing contribution to the community and the planet.

CUE Haven will be gifted to the wider community to use and enjoy as a native forest reserve.  The trees you planted are an important part of the growing forest and will be protected by the QEII Open Spaces Trust.  You should all be very proud to have been a part of creating this native nature reserve which the community will enjoy for generations.

We wish you all the best with your future endeavours and look forward to having you visit CUE Haven with your families and friends for a leisurely walk to explore the walking tracks and the bush you have helped established.

Thanks again!!

Ficino School—19 May 2017

May 20, 2017

Today a great group of year five students from Ficino School came out to CUE Haven and helped us pot up seedlings in the nursery and plant trees in the wetlands.

This was the fifth year in a row that teacher, Ashley Leathley, has brought her students out to CUE Haven. The group arrived at ten and included students Alisa, Aliyah, Amelia, Arnav, Chris, Elliot, Emily, Erana, Grace, Holly, Isabel, Jasgeet, Kiera, Lamiya, Layla, Lucia, Paige, Shreya and Sophie.  Also joining for the day were parents, Heyes, Jo, Paulene and grandparent, Rusti.

We got acquainted over morning tea and then Mahrukh gave a brief talk on the history and purpose of the CUE Haven project.

Thomas then gave an overview of the activities planned for the day and a safety briefing.

There were light showers in the morning so we started with potting up seedlings in the nursery where the group could stay dry.

Last year our volunteers had harvested some tiny kahikatea seedlings from under a big kahikatea tree in the mature bush on the property. These tiny seedlings had been potted up in small pots last year and they now needed to be transplanted into larger pots.

Mahrukh gave the students some information about the kahikatea tree – the tallest native New Zealand tree.

And Thomas demonstrated the repotting technique — and the group went to work potting up.

The students worked in teams and the adults assisted and supervised each team.

The group very quickly potted up 95 kahikatea seedlings.  Well done!! The small trees will stay in the nursery for another year and should be ready for planting later next winter.

Fortunately the rain showers had ended as we headed out to the field to do some planting.  In August 2016 we had a slip on the property which destroyed an area of our 2015 planting and the nearby wetland plants. We have slowly been restoring the area this year.  The students helped out by planting wetland plants in the flat area where the slip ended.  The plants will stabilize the area and help to manage the underground water flowing through the area.

It was challenging planting because of the heavy clay soil but the students coped very well.  The students worked in teams and it was great to see the way they cooperated and helped each other out with the adults providing additional help as needed.

There were a few nasty weeds in the planting area but the students took care of them so they wouldn’t interfere with the new plants going in.

They made friends with some of the local residents as well!

As a result of the group’s efforts, the area has been completely transformed.

In a little over an hour of planting the very hard working group planted 125 trees!! Wow!

We then went for a short walk in the bush.  Thomas explained and pointed out some additional aspects of the restoration project to give the students some background on how native plants and animals interact with each other and how introduced plant and animal pests adversely affect natives.

He explained our pest control program and the students got a chance to see how tracking tunnels and traps are used.

We then headed back to the cottage for a quick lunch before the group headed back to town.

It was a fantastic day of volunteering, learning and fun and we are thrilled with all that was accomplished.

We want to thank Nestle NZ for providing the yummy Nestle hot chocolate drinks which the students thoroughly enjoyed.  And thank you to Daltons NZ for generously providing the potting mix we used to repot the seedlings.

A big thank you to Ashley– we really appreciate your continued support of CUE Haven and we thoroughly enjoy working with you and having you and your students out each year.

And many thanks to Heyes, Jo, Paulene and Rusti for coming out and helping us today.  It was great meeting you and you added a lot of value to the effort.

And finally a very big THANK YOU to the hard working students.  We were very impressed by how polite, motivated and enthusiastic you were.  We appreciated all of your questions and hope you had a good time and learned a lot.

Thank you for all your hard work and help with planting the trees and potting up the seedlings. The trees you planted today will stabilize the area by the slip and increase the biodiversity in the wetlands.  The kahikatea seedlings you potted up today will be planted at CUE Haven once they become bigger and they will create the forest of long lived canopy trees that will be enjoyed for many generations.

What a wonderful contribution you have all made to CUE Haven, our planet and our community! THANK YOU!!

We wish you the best of luck with your studies and we do hope you will come back and see us (and your trees) again soon!

Many thanks again!!

Orewa College—16 May 2017

May 17, 2017

Orewa College north of Auckland sponsors an international exchange program which gives overseas students the opportunity to experience New Zealand culture and natural heritage.  In addition to regular course work, the international students can participate in a New Zealand Experience class where they do outdoor activities, take trips and learn more about New Zealand.

For the fourth year in a row, Adrienne Croad, International Students Development Manager, brought a group of students in the New Zealand Experience class to CUE Haven for a day of volunteering, exploring and learning a little bit about New Zealand plants and animals. Also joining the group today was teacher, Cecelia Tyne.

The students today were from Argentina, Austria, Chile, Finland, Germany, Italy and Japan.

The group included students Akiho, Anjalee, Bernardo, Carolina, Eetu, Elena, Francisca, Fuyu, Gabriella, Gaspar, Ilaria, Jana, Jose, Lia, Lydia, Maria, Mariano, Marie, Marius, Marlen, Marlene, Mizuki, Nao, Simon, Sophia, Stephan, Wakana, Yurika,  & Yurina.

We got acquainted over morning tea and Mahrukh gave the students a short talk about the history of the CUE Haven project.

Thomas then gave a description of the work planned for the day and a safety briefing.

The plan for the day was to do some important maintenance work before winter.  Because of the unusually wet summer and fall we’ve had, the weed season has stretched out and there were a lot of weeds in the orchard and the landscaped area around the cottage.

Treescape generously donated the mulch and the plan was to clear out as many weeds as possible and lay down a layer of mulch.

The other task was to put down a layer of gravel on a section of walking track that had been worn down.  During the wet winter weather, the tracks can be very slippery if they don’t have gravel to help with traction.

We split the group into two teams.  One group stayed down near the cottage and worked on weeding and the other went up to the top of the property to work on the track.

The weeding was a challenging job, but under Adrienne’s supervision the students quickly learned how to distinguish a weed from a good plant.

Once an area was clear of weeds, we could put down the mulch.  This involved shoveling it into a wheelbarrow and bringing it to the site.

The hard working group even went down to the front gate to clear away some dead weeds and grass by the entrance.

Thanks to the students’ efforts, the area around the cottage and front gate look much nicer!

While one group was weeding, the other team went up to the top of the property to work on the track.   We had earlier put a pile of gravel at one end of the track and the work involved shoveling gravel into 10 litre buckets which were then carried to the track and dumped.

One person was stationed at the end of the track to rake in the gravel and smooth it out as it was laid down.

When we finished up the gravel, the students helped pack up the gear before heading down.

The entire group then went for a walk from the top of the property back to the cottage to give them a chance to see more of the bush and learn a little more about native New Zealand plants and animals.  They then had a quick lunch before heading back to school.

A special thank you to Adrienne for organising the day and bringing the students out.  They accomplished a lot and we really appreciate it and enjoyed having them. Thanks for your continuing support. And thank you also to Cecelia for again coming along and helping out.  We look forward to seeing you both again with another group of students.

And we especially want to say a big thank you to the hard working students for helping us so enthusiastically.  We enjoyed meeting you and working with you.   All your work with the landscaping and the walking track has really spruced up the entrance to CUE Haven and made the tracks safer to walk on and it is much appreciated.

We hope you continue to enjoy your stay in NZ and best of luck with your future endeavours.  And we do hope you will visit us and CUE Haven on your next visit to NZ.

Many Thanks again!

Air New Zealand Greenteam—13 May 2017

May 14, 2017

Our 2017 planting season got off to a great start thanks to the Air New Zealand Greenteam.  This is the third year in a row that Greenteam members have planted at CUE Haven.  The Air New Zealand Greenteam includes over 3,000 employees who are committed to environmental action and education both at work and home.

Among other things, the Greenteam members and their families and friends participate in educational activities such as taking field trips to observe native birds, insects and plants at close range, doing beach clean ups and tree plantings, all on their own time.

Today Greenteam members and their families spent the day at CUE Haven doing some very challenging planting.  They arrived at ten and the group included Angela, Bill, Brett, David, Hayley, Jemiton, Jing, Josh, Kevin, Khin, Lisa, Melanie, Merida, Michael, Priyanka, Rebekah, Samuel, Shafi, Shelley and Win.

It was great seeing lots of old friends as well as meeting some new people.  We got acquainted over morning tea and Mahrukh gave the group a brief introduction to CUE Haven and told them of the new developments.

Thomas described the work plan for the day and also gave a safety briefing.

The plan was to plant in two areas – both adjacent to each other, but both areas requiring different types of plants. Interestingly, quite a bit of both those areas had been planted with pioneer trees by the Air NZ Greenteam in 2015.

Last August we had a major slip in the 2015 planting area after unusually heavy rain and it destroyed a lot of the original planting. The slip area has now settled and today half of the Greenteam members helped us plant it with flax and cabbage trees which put down deep roots and will further stabilize the area.

The pioneer trees in the area adjacent, which was not affected by the slip, are growing well and the trees have grown enough that we can start doing infill planting of canopy trees.  Half the team went to work planting taraire and totara amongst the Manuka, kanuka and karamu that had previously been planted.

Both planting areas were challenging – one area because of the uneven and steep ground left by the slip, and the other because the area was on a slope and there were also lots of dead weeds.

However,  it was a perfect day for planting and the Greenteam members were totally up to the challenge.

After several hours of planting, the team broke for a well-deserved late lunch.  They accomplished an amazing amount of planting considering the difficult terrain.

The replanting in the slip area will ensure that the area is stabilized and protected in the future.  It better because Brett, who was one of the Greenteam members who initially planted the area in 2015, has said he’s not going to plant it again!!

Our many thanks to Shelley for organising another successful Air NZ Greenteam visit.  Shelley – we very much appreciate your support and look forward to having you and the Greenteam members out again soon.

And extra special thanks to all the Greenteam members and their families, partners and friends who gave up a Saturday to come and help out.   Thanks for a wonderful start to our 2017 planting season. We really enjoyed meeting you all and working with you and truly appreciate your hard work and contribution – not just to CUE Haven but to our environment and the wider community.

We look forward to seeing you all again at the Greenteam Enviro picnic in spring when you can explore more of CUE Haven and enjoy the growing native forest that you have helped create.

Many thanks again!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Residential—24-28 April 2017

April 29, 2017

CUE Haven is looking better than ever after the 21st Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award gold award residential this week.  The weather was great and the hard working group accomplished a lot.

The group arrived on Monday morning and included Anushka, Cameron, Charlotte, Erin, Jackson, Julia, Jungha (Jelly), Martin, Michelle and Tyra.  Keira, who had been a participant in last April’s residential, was the team leader.

We got acquainted over morning tea and gave the participants an overview of the CUE Haven project, the planned work for the week and a safety briefing.

We then went for a short tour of the property to give the participants a better feel for the project and the work they would be doing.  The plan for the week was to spend most of the time fixing up the property after an unusually wet summer that caused a lot of wear and tear on the walking tracks and also made everything grow very well.  So in addition to track work, we spent time clearing weeds and vegetation from the paths and roads.

Landscaping

There had been a lot of weed growth in the orchard and we wanted to clear the weeds and the dead wood from pruning and lay down some new mulch.  The team went to work, weeding and clearing up.

We wanted to clear out all the dead branches and take them to where we can burn them this winter.  There was so much dead wood that we used the truck to carry it away.

Once the weeds were cleared away, we brought up the mulch which had been piled in the car park nearby. The mulch had been generously donated by Treescape and our many thanks to them for their continued support of CUE Haven.

The weeding and cleanup and mulch have made a huge difference!

Road and Track Cleanup

The other landscaping task the group tackled was clearing vegetation—good and bad—that had grown over the roads and tracks over the summer.  The work involved walking the track and trimming back any overhanging branches or weeds.

Boardwalk Railing

The main access to the wetlands boardwalk is by a set of steps leading into Duncan’s and Jack’s Groves.

We wanted to install a railing to make it easier for guests planting or visiting memorial trees to get up and down the steps.  Julia and Jackson worked with Andy Woodhouse Training Director of the DoEHA program to design and build the railing.

They first studied the approach and decided that an additional step would make access easier.

 They dug out the step and then organized the timber to do the job.

Andy trained and supervised them as they cut out the required timber.

They then boxed in the step.

And installed the railing—a great addition that will make access to the boardwalk easier and more comfortable for visitors.

Walking Track Work

Most of the team’s efforts this week were spent fixing up various sections of the walking track.  Over time, sections of the track begin to show wear and tear.  Additionally, there were some heavy rainstorms this summer which washed away some track surfaces.  We asked the team to fix various problem sections and it was challenging work.  Not only were we working in remote parts of the property where we had to carry tools and equipment a long way, each track section presented different issues with no set solution so the team had to analyze and discuss the best way to improve the track.

Most of the work involved digging out the sides of steps and installing little retaining walls to control erosion.  Bigger jobs included repositioning sections of track and replacing or installing new steps to make the track easier to negotiate.

Timber was brought up and cut to size as necessary.

Retaining walls and steps were fixed in place with pegs and nails.

Everything was checked to make sure things were straight and even.

It was great to see the way the group cooperated and helped each other with each of the different track challenges.  When all of the timber was installed, they then took the time to smooth off the track surface to get it ready for a layer of gravel.

Track Metalling

The final step of track building is putting down a layer of gravel to make it safe for walking in all kinds of weather.  As mentioned above, the track sections we were working on were in remote parts of the property so bringing up the gravel was a challenge.

Two people were stationed at the gravel pile.  They shoveled the gravel into 10 litre paint cans.

Others were located at the far end of the track to rake in the gravel as it was dumped on the track.

And the rest of the team had the job of carrying down the heavy buckets of gravel and taking the empties back up to be refilled.

The fixed track sections look great and the team should be very proud of their efforts.  Through teamwork and hard work they have made a lasting contribution that will be enjoyed by many people for years to come.

We were particularly impressed with this group of participants.  They came together as a team very quickly and cooperated to bring the best out in each other.  They accomplished an amazing amount of work and also had some fun, relaxing times.

In addition to some night walks and stargazing, they also did some very delicious baking—

Farewelled an unfortunate cicada who befriended them in the field—

And finally settled the question of how many people can fit into a CUBE—

It was a fun and productive week and we’d like to thank Andy Woodhouse for taking time out of his busy schedule to assist with the residential.  Andy, we appreciate your help and your continued support of our efforts at CUE Haven.

And many thanks to Keira for serving as team leader—you really helped make this residential so successful with your excellent team leadership.

And of course, a huge THANK YOU to all the hard-working participants.  We very much enjoyed meeting you and working with you.

We were very impressed with your enthusiasm, motivation and hard work and we hope you enjoyed the week as much as we did.  You have all made a major contribution and your efforts will be appreciated by the many visitors and volunteers at CUE Haven over the years.  We’re very happy you had a chance to make some new friends and create some lasting memories.

We wish you the very best of luck with your studies and much success in all your future endeavours and we hope you will come back to CUE Haven again with your family and friends and to serve as team leaders.

Rover Scouts–14 April 2017

April 15, 2017

Rover Scouts is the final segment of the “path to adult life” of the Scouting movement and provides young people aged 18 to 26 with a balanced program of service, social and self-development experience.  Each year Rover NZ organises a “moot” which is a get together of Rovers from all over New Zealand and Australia.  The moot is held over a long weekend and includes fun events, adventure activities and a day of community service.

This year the NZ Rover Moot is being hosted by the Auckland Rovers and we were very happy when they selected CUE Haven as one of the sites for their community service day.

The Rover Moot organizing committee said they could provide us 36 enthusiastic young members and we had just the job for them.

The Rover group arrived mid-morning and included Adam, Andrew, Angus, Arabella, Ashleigh, Blake, Briana, Caitlyn, Cameron, Carl, Connor, Elliot, Emma, Jaime, Jason, Jess, Jessica, Kelly, Kieren, Kira, Liam, Matthew, Michael, Mikayla, Morgan, Rebekah, Richard, Robyn, Sekhaili, Sian, Stefan, Tanne, Tannen, Terry, Timothy, Terry and Vanessa.

We had a quick morning tea, a short introduction to the CUE Haven project and a safety briefing.

Earlier in the week, our other volunteers had just completed work on a 400 metre walking track at the top of the property.  The last step to completely finish the track was to lay down a layer of gravel to make the track surface safe for visitors to walk on in all weather.

Because the track goes over hilly terrain, there are several sets of steps, so we can’t use machines or even wheelbarrows to get the gravel down to the track.  The best way to do the job is to carry the gravel down by hand—one bucketful at a time!

We had a big load of gravel delivered to each end of the track and we wanted the Rovers to use empty ten litre paint cans to spread it on the track.

It was too large a group to drive up and our first task was to walk the kilometer up to the work site.

Once at the top, the Rovers split into two groups, one at each end of the track.  There were three teams in each group and over the course of the day, people moved around among teams to work out a different set of muscles.

One team was stationed by the gravel pile, filling buckets with gravel.

The other team worked at the far end of the track, raking and smoothing the gravel that had been poured out.

The biggest teams were the ones carrying the gravel and returning the empty buckets.  It was a challenging job because the buckets are heavy and you keep having to walk farther and farther each time as the team gets spread out on the track.

At midday the group took a break for lunch.

The teams switched around a bit and went back to work.

The two days prior to the moot, New Zealand was getting battered by the remnants of tropical Cyclone Cook with record rainfalls and disruption.  We had prepared Plan B in case the weather was bad.  Fortunately it cleared up in the morning but every so often rain clouds threatened to roll in from the harbor.  But they all missed us!

As the groups worked away they got closer and closer to each other.

And finally joined up the two sections of track with the last bucketful!

It was an amazing effort.  In just a few hours the Rovers managed to metal the entire 400 metre track and it’s looking great!  Try it out!

We want to thank Rovers Auckland for selecting CUE Haven as one of their community service sites for this year’s moot.  And a big thank you to Georgina and her organizing team for planning and setting up the visit.  We enjoyed working with you.

And many thanks to our friend Kevin from Mataia for introducing us to the Rovers.

We also want to thank all of our fantastic volunteers who have worked on the track from its first conception and design in 2015 by environmental engineers Cecilia and Jerome, through the many different teams who cleared and built the track over the summers of 2016 and 2017.

And of course a huge THANK YOU to the very hard working Rovers.

You should be very proud of your efforts.  You have made a much valued and lasting contribution to CUE Haven and New Zealand’s natural heritage and the community.  The metal that you spread will make the track easier and safer to walk on year round. And your hard work will be much appreciated by the many visitors over the years as they explore the growing native forest at CUE Haven.

We very much enjoyed meeting you and working with you.   It was great learning a little more about the Rovers and each of you and we wish you all much happiness and success in your future endeavours.

We hope the rest of your moot was as successful as today and we look forward to having you come back to visit us at CUE Haven and take a (less strenuous) walk on the track you helped finish.

Many thanks again!

ANZ Albany Office Commercial and Agribusiness Group—11 April 2017

April 12, 2017
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ANZ continued their fantastic support as a team from the Albany office based Commercial and Agribusiness group finished off the new walking track.

The group arrived first thing in the morning and included Andy, Ben, Craig, Daniel, Emma, John, Maurice, Morrison, Pamela, QinQin, Richard, Sam, Sarah, Scott and Sherry.

We got acquainted over morning tea and then Mahrukh gave a welcome and an overview of the CUE Haven project and Thomas told the group about the work planned for the day and gave a safety briefing.

The plan for the day was to continue to finish off the new walking track at the top of the property.  The track was started last summer in the area we planted in 2016 and we have now had a chance to see how weather and water are affecting the track so we can fix any drainage or erosion problems.

Previous teams had been working to put in retaining walls and box in steps that were prone to erosion.  Today’s plan was to finish off some steps that still needed to be boxed in and do a general fix up of any other areas.  We also needed to level and smooth the track to prepare it for the final step—a layer or gravel to make it safe for people to walk on year round.

We drove up to the top of the property, and before going to work we broke into two teams.

The first team used rakes and spades to level the track surface and make sure there were no high or low spots or places where the gravel might wash off the track.

The second team took on the task of finishing off a set of steps which had been started by previous teams.  They levelled and straightened the steps to make them safer and easier to use and boxed in the sides to prevent erosion.

The work required a lot of planning and teamwork.  Each step and section of track is different because of the terrain, so each section presented different challenges.  Plus it was necessary to carefully join up the previously completed sections of the steps.  The team studied the situation and came up with creative solutions to each challenge.

We brought down the equipment and timber.  The boards came in long lengths which then had to be cut to size after careful measuring.

The first task was to dig out the sides of the steps, straighten them out and determine the best way to install the side boards.

The new boards were then fitted into place and secured with nails and pegs.

The hard working team found some additional track sections that needed to be fixed and we brought down more timber and labored on.

The levelling team finished off their work and helped out with the boxing and framing.

Thanks to the efforts of this hardworking team the new track is now complete—a fantastic effort and it is now possible to walk the entire length of the property on walking tracks constructed by volunteers.  The next step will be to lay down a layer of gravel on this new track to make it safer for year round use.

It was wonderful seeing the collegiality and teamwork of the ANZ group.  They accomplished a lot of work and tackled some big track work challenges and came up with great solutions.

After finishing off, the group took a leisurely walk back to the cottage for lunch and along the way Thomas pointed out some additional features of the property and described some of the issues associated with the restoration project such as pest and weed control.

Our many thanks to Sarah for organizing today’s visit.

And a big thank you to everyone who came out today!  We really enjoyed working with you all and very much appreciate your hard work and amazing contribution to CUE Haven.  It was great to see you all participating fully and working as a team and coming up with good ideas for making the track better.

We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.  Thank you for your help and support. You have made a much valued and lasting contribution to CUE Haven and New Zealand’s natural heritage and the community. The track you built today will be used and enjoyed by visitors for many years to come as they explore the growing native forest at CUE Haven.

We very much look forward to having you out again for a leisurely visit with your friends and family, and we hope to also see you again for another fun and productive volunteer day.

Thanks again!