If you are tired of unwanted weeds taking over your gardens, here’s some good news for you.

Mangere Otahuhu Local Board has invested in informational brochures and other initiatives to help curb the common weeds in the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board area.

This informative brochure lists 16 of the worst weeds that grow in the local board area and ways to identify and control them.

A copy of this brochure can be picked up from the following locations:

  • Mangere Bridge Library
  • Mangere Central Library
  • Mangere East Library
  • Otahuhu Library
  • Ambury Regional Park
  • Mangere Mountain Education Centre

It can also be accessed online and downloaded here.

Further works

Over the past term, the local board has invested in ecological restoration at Ihumatao and Pukaki Crater, two of Mangere-Otahuhu’s special natural areas.

Special contractors have been planting thousands of new trees and shrubs in Pukaki Crater, in an effort to stabilise the crater rim and enhance the biodiversity values of the site. An additional 10,000 trees are to be planted this winter at Pukaki Crater.

Works in the Ihumatao catchment has included strategic weed control, tree planting and pest animal control along the Oruarangi Awa. Auckland Council, Department of Conservation and Makaurau Marae are working together to reduce all pests in this area to create a ‘pest free Ihumatao’.

Live Local. Love Local. Be a part of it!

This month we are highlighting examples of the council and the community coming together to drive positive local change

We're focusing on local diversity, how empowered communities are shaping the future of their neighbourhoods, making the most of local amenities and facilities, as well as caring for their environment and those who are struggling through tough times.

Read all about it at ourauckland.nz/lovelocal