Ōrākei Volunteer Expo 2022
Ōrākei Volunteer Expo: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Pic 1 caption: Visitors to the Õrākei Volunteer Expo crowd around the Eastern Bays Songbird Project table. (Photo by Turfa Chowdhury)
Many of the volunteers managed to find time to visit one another’s exhibitions and discover the range of admirable and imaginative projects being undertaken in our area. As a committee member and communications person for the Eastern Bays Songbird Project/ Te Tï Oriori, I was especially interested in the organisations engaged in environmental work. Here are some of the energetic and enthusiastic people and groups I encountered:
PIC 2 Shannon Crowther
Songbird rat traps in demand
PIC 3 TRAP: The Cavanagh family from Remuera pick up a trap and a native seedling from EBSP’s Michelle Brinsden. From left are Tui, Primrose and their mother Emma Cavanagh.
PIC 4 TRAP: Stephen George, from St Johns, getting a take-home trap from Edward Duff.
Hedgehogs are killers too
Pourewa Restoration Group
Pic 5: Turfa Chowdhury, Pourewa Valley Restoration Group Field Officer, with some of the weeds the group is committed to getting rid of.
Pic 6: Gemma England, of Conservation Volunteers, with her partner and fellow volunteer Ellis Nimick.
Gift the Garden
Pic 7: Amanda Warren, founder and chief mover and shaker of Gift the Garden.
IMAgEN8 - encouraging kids with cameras
Pic 9: IMAgEN8 founder Tushar Sharma and co-teacher Hina Patel with samples of their students’ prints on the wall behind.