Messmate Park Bushcare Group

Messmate Park is a 4 hectare bushland reserve on Priddy Road, Kia Ora. The park features towering 80 year old Gympie Messmates and is recorded as habitat for koalas and the endangered Giant Barred Frog, the birdlife is significant as there are lots of older trees providing nesting hollows etc. The group believe platypus live in the billabong close to Tinana Creek.

Messmate Park Bushcare Group meet every third Saturday of the month with morning tea provided. It’s a good time to relax, chat and plan the next meeting.

Recent News and Upcoming Meetings

Another enjoyable morning was recently spent maintaining & weeding.

The paths were raked and previous cats claw areas checked.

I must say though the main topic of the day was how much rain fell & measurements compared.

Morning Tea was enjoyable but we had to pack up quickly as a heavy shower put an end to our work.

Many thanks to our great volunteers & resident artists.

Banana Bush (Tabernaemontana pandacaqui)

If you would like to join the Messmate Park Bushcare Group, our next meeting will be Saturday 19th June 2021 at 8:00am.

Please bring weeding tools secateurs, and lots of water.  Hat, sunscreen and sturdy shoes are a must.

Directions: Messmate Park – follow Tin Can Bay Road, turn onto Priddy Road and the park is on Tinana Creek.

Enquiries: Sandra Lalor – 0412 137 187