Archive for April, 2010


April 30th, 2010

Biggest protest march in living memory, 50 000 people turned up tomarch against the Government’s mining plans. Please see some pictures bellow.

We will meet at 10.15am in front of the MBE Business Centre, 453 Mt Eden Road. MBE has kindly offered to print some free signs we can take to the protest march. We will walk through the village to catch the bus into town. Everyone is welcome to join us and get a free sign with the words “NO MINING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS” on it. 

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

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Activity on Maungawhau, Mt Eden

April 15th, 2010

News from the friends of Maungawhau

Friends of  Maungawhau volunteers have been removing privet on the Maunga and the results  of this can be seen on the western slopes. Volunteers have also been removing  wire fencing strangling  Pohutukawa that that was not removed  decades ago when sheep once grazed this slope. With this work and the control  of possums the pohutukawa will be healthier in further years. This summer has  possibly been a 50  year dry period resulting in the death of many  plants. Of greater concern is the fire danger and lack of a progressive  fire  suppression /ecological plan. One practical aspect to  this [as well as making Maungawhau a ”healthy park”] is to declare a No  Smoking Zone. Monthly meetings continue with the Council on theses and other  issues.

To find out more updates on Mangawhau, please go to:

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Food Shopping without packaging in Mt Eden

April 5th, 2010

Bulk Food Shop, 217 Dominion Road. We like this shop because:

You can buy your food without packaging, you can park in front of the door, the owner answers all my questions as to where the food comes from, no airconditioning, good selection including organic food, much cheaper than any other supermarkets, no waiting in a queue.

The shop is a little bit difficult to find. It is at the corner Walter and Dominion road, enter the driveway with the big Wendy’s sign. If you forgotten your shopping bag they always have a spare box to give away.

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