Best bangers in the bridge

Best bangers in the bridge

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It’s official. The sausages were sensational at the Ambury planting days last year. Good news is, it’s happening again soon.

Volunteers at last year’s planting days were outspoken in their appreciation of the tasty treat to round out their morning of hard work, planting over 10,000 trees towards restoring the wetland area on the foreshore of the farm.

Friends of the Farm supported the rangers by providing a sausage sizzle and will again be purchasing the goods from the lovely butcher in the Bridge. Of course, they will also be supplying vegetarian options for those who prefer that choice.

Planting dates this year are:

Local Robyn says, “Tree planting is a great family outing. It’s satisfying to plant trees with your children and when you come back six months later you can see how the trees have grown and the difference they make to the landscape. It’s also teaching children to care for the planet and make a difference.”

Wear sturdy shoes or gumboots and bring a spade and gloves if you have them. If not, some will be provided. Follow the signs when you get to the park. The sausage sizzle will be held after the tree planting at the Barn, which is close to the car park and toilets. For further information check out our Calendar List of Planting Days – click here

Watch your few hours of māhi at Ambury Regional Park develop over the years to a wonderful environment for our unique ecosystem

Friends of the Farm is a group of volunteers based in Māngere Bridge whose aim is to build a caring, connected and waste-wise community. They organise a wide range of free, family-orientated activities, and aim to encourage and involve people in reducing and recycling waste and raising awareness and connection within our neighbourhood.

Among Friends of the Farm’s recent activities were a Repair Café at the Māngere Bridge Library and an E-waste day. Repair Cafes are a growing movement in New Zealand, and Friends of the Farm (FOF) have held five in the last two years. Skilled volunteers are on hand to repair and fix broken items for free. In March, 52 items were repaired and locals were thrilled. The next Repair Café at Mangere Bridge Library will be on Saturday 13 July 2024.

For the E-waste day in early April, FOF partnered with Penrose-based company Computer Recycling to run the day. There was a great turnout with people from all parts of Auckland arriving to drop off a huge variety of items, from laptops, fridges, washing machines, microwaves, phones, cables, and anything with a plug. Over 400 cars came through and around five tonnes of waste was collected. Computer Recycling repurposes and recycles what they can and extracts valuable materials and resources from electronics otherwise destined for landfill.

Cars lined up for eWaste Day 2024

For further information check out or website

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