The playgrounds at Birkenhead War Memorial Park and Rewi Alley Reserve now have colourful new shadesails installed 🌞⛱
Shadesails are so important as they both protect children from the sun, and protect the play equipment from getting scorching hot.
However both are currently missing one sail from the original design which are needed to provide full coverage. I'm following up on what has happened so we can get these completed as soon as possible.
We think you’ll love this New Zealand Hot Cross and Cold Cross Bun recipe from Aunt Daisy's Cookery Book of Approved Recipes, from our collection.
Maud Ruby Basham (30 August 1879 – 14 July 1963), professionally known as Aunt Daisy, was a well-loved New Zealand radio broadcaster. Her 30-minute daily morning show ran from 1933 to 1963. Her role was primarily to promote household products and to boost morale during World War II. Try out this recipe and it might just boost your morale! Best served hot with lashings of butter…
Aunt Daisy’s full recipe and other activities for the Easter Weekend are over at our Auckland Museum at Home Hub!
Unfortunately over the last few days, Council has had to temporarily close a number of bush tracks in our area that contain kauri trees. I'm not sure of the exact tracks that have been closed, but the following parks are affected:
* Eskdale Reserve Network (including Birkenhead Domain)
* Kauri Glen Reserve/Cecil Eady Reserve
* Chelsea Estate Heritage Park
* Birkenhead War Memorial Park.
I've requested maps showing exactly which tracks have been closed and will make those public once I receive them.
It is really bad timing with everyone out for daily walks, however it was a necessary decision to protect kauri trees from dieback disease. Under Alert Level 4, no-one is allowed to fill the spray bottles for cleaning shoes, and no-one should be using tracks near kauri if they haven't sprayed their shoes, therefore the tracks have been temporarily closed. Tracks that have already had in-ground cleaning stations installed remain open.
I've heard that some of the tracks that have been closed do not contain kauri, which may be an error and I'm following up on those.
A new design for the Westhaven to Akoranga Drive portion of the Northern Pathway (formally SkyPath and SeaPath) is now open for public feedback until Sunday 19 April. Due to the COVID-19 situation, NZTA are not holding any public sessions and instead all feedback is being collected online.
Significant changes since the previous proposed design include:
* The connection at Princes Street (under the Harbour Bridge) has changed and it is now proposed that several houses and one pohutukawa tree are to be removed.
* The connection at Sulphur Beach Reserve has changed. There will be a connection into the carpark, but the route will no longer go through the carpark and under the motorway.
* A new bridge over the motorway is proposed to reach Stafford Park, avoiding the Northcote Point motorway off-ramp. The Tennyson Street underpass will also be upgraded.
* New bridges and underpasses are proposed to avoid the Onewa Rd off- and on-ramps, with a new spur to connect to the bottom of Onewa Road & Onepoto Domain.
* A new crossing at Akoranga Drive.
The online feedback form and further information can be found here:
or email the NZTA project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org