O.H.C. is a group that plants trees and shrubs around the Kaipara Harbour and its streams and estuaries. The function of these plants is to filter run-off and ultimately improve water quality, ensuring security for all the little fishes habitats from predators etc. and for their food scource, and to allow enough legal snapper for our tables. Baby snapper, for example, live in marine meadows which cannot survive if run-off and silting is too bad.
Raglan Harbour has been almost completely planted plus 20% of the catchment area and the reduction in silting and improvement in marine life has been impressive. Raglan has inspired us.
We generally plant in the Otamatea district on farms, obviously with the Farmers agreement, and usually work for a couple of hours after which the farmer usually shouts us lunch. We're a friendly social bunch and are keen to have new blood in our ranks. We usually plant on Saturdays, but Sunday's could be a possibility.
If you're keen on supporting the cause please phone Dave Churcher on 4318 773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forget the recession worries, have a fun filled time and see this year’s ORT Variety Show! Antiques Roadshow, Stars in your Eyes, It’s in the Bag!, and much much more. Door Sales only! Adults $20; Children $10 Show Dates: Friday, 20 May, 7.30pm (limited seats only) Saturday, 21 May, 2pm
For those of you wanting an indoor evening sport badminton is starting again at the Paparoa Hall Thursday 5 May. Kids years 5 and up 5.30pm - 7pm and adults from 7pm $2 per session student $3 session adult
Some racquets available. Table tennis available between games. Any queries please contact Pete 4316822 or Nathan 4317379