What would attract about thirty people to Hamilton's Mangaiti gully on a very blustery Saturday afternoon?
They came to learn about restoring this extensive gully system from gorse and willow to native plants. Wayne Bennett, Robin Holdsworth and Council staff shared their knowledge with locals keen to get to work and make a difference.
Hamilton's gullies are the city's hidden treasures and provide welcome open space in a growing city. Mangaiti is one of a number of gully restoration projects where Council works in partnership with a community group.
Thanks to Rex Bushell for his leadership of this project. You can keep track of what is happening on http://gullyrestoration.blogspot.com