From the Combined Rotary Clubs of Napier Environment Committee
What is Happening with our Clubs?
‘The Gap’  Lynne Trafford from Sunrise has organised for the Sacred Heart College Interact Club to be allocated a section at ‘The Gap’ (The Esplanade, Westshore) where Biodiversity HB has initiated a project to get rid of the weeds and restore the area with the indigenous plants that were (and some still are) originally there.
The girls at Sacred Heart have invited the other two Interact Clubs to be involved and they will let us know when they have their ‘working bees’ as they may need additional help to remove and take away difficult and challenging ‘weeds’.  Debbie Monahan, general manager of Biodiversity HB, is speaking to Ahuriri RC in May.  Watch this space.
‘Save the Dotterels – Hawke’s Bay’ is a small group of passionate locals who have recently got together to take steps to protect the NZ and Banded Dotterels that nest on our local beaches.  NZ Dotterels are a small shore nesting bird endemic to NZ and Banded Dotterels are endemic breeders in NZ – both very special birds.  As you can imagine, these birds face many threats during the nesting season with vehicles on beaches, dogs off leads, and other predators such as cats, rats, and hedgehogs.  Paddy Cooper, the convenor of the group, spoke to Ahuriri Sunrise this month and Lynne Anderson, the member of Ahuriri RC, is also on this small working committee.
The New Zealand Dotterel                                                         The Banded Dotterel
Environment Centre, Hastings Recyclers!  Apart from all electronic and electrical equipment - ‘anything with a cord’ (there may be a small charge) – they also take an array of items you can’t put in your recycling black bins – see the attached flyer. They are looking for a collection depot in Napier.