Special event: Stories of the Noises + more
Imagine owning your own island! It would be all sunset cocktails on the patio, right? Not for the Neureuter family, who have owned the tiny Noises islands in the Hauraki Gulf for three generations.
Their time on the islands is a bare basics experience – no running water, no power, no phone, no stove, a spartan wooden hut and long drop loo – plus a lot of hard work caring for the flora and fauna. But the family love these little pieces of paradise so much they would not have it any other way.
You are warmly invited to hear the unique Stories of the Noises, shared by Sue Neureuter of Noises Family Trust and Katina Conomos, former Executive Officer of Hauraki Gulf Forum. Pictures and audio recordings help transport listeners to these jewels of the gulf.
We also welcome Tabitha Becroft, who talks about a remarkable community-led project to restore and regenerate Lyford Reserve in Sunnynook, the largest bush block in the Devonport-Takapuna local board area. With local board support they have built tracks through the reserve which have made this lush haven accessible to all.
Philip Moll also shares his passion for the amazing birdlife of Shoal Bay which is home to no less than 12 threatened or at-risk species of birdlife – including the NZ Dotterel, reef heron, banded dotterel, Caspian tern, and wrybill. Every spring Shoal Bay also provides sanctuary for the godwits after their record-breaking annual 29,000km migration from Alaska.
ENTRY IS FREE
3PM, SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2019
Sunnynook Community Centre, 148 Sycamore Drive
Authorised by Trish Deans, 50 Mozeley Ave, Devonport