I have had a couple of volunteers ask in the last week or so if there is any work to be done around the place...
so if you are keen to do something once all the festivities are over - or maybe even before... there are a couple of tasks that could do with some attention, if any of you have the time and the inclination...
1. Lake Okareka Walkway: the first part - the hill section - could do with some raking and shifting of leaves off the track to one side - also the drainage boxes need checking and clearing, if they have leaves and other debris inside. You will need a rake and a shovel for this task.
2. Trimming flax heads that are drooping on to the walkway - cut the heads well back into the plant and move them away off the track - don't worry too much about the leaves - RLC are supposed to be organising removal of some of the really large flax bushes along the walkway this summer. We wait in hope....
If you do go out to do some work on the Lake Okareka Walkway please let someone (another family member or a neighbour) know where you have gone; if you have a mobile phone take it with you for communication.
If it's a hot day wear a sun hat and sun screen; gardening gloves and closed toe strong sturdy shoes; take some water and a snack, if you are going to work for a couple of hours or more.
Please be careful - remember the walkway will probably have people walking on it - this is a really popular time of the year for going along the walkway - don't leave your tools lying on the pathway for people to trip or walk on - if you have to put your rake down, make sure you turn the points on the rake head down towards the ground.
This might all sound like common sense - it's just that some times common sense is not all that common!
And thank you to any one who does go to give a hand with these jobs. Perhaps you could let me know if you are thinking about going - or have done some of this work..
Phone: 07 362 8865