Bike With Andy and Help Him Save the Petrels!

Bike a bit with Andy at Queen Elizabeth Park, Paekakariki on Sunday 3 Oct

Imagine a sanctuary for birds like Kapiti Island, 5500km away in the Pitcairn Islands. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has plans to eradicate rats from Henderson Island in 2011, but is short of funding. This project is a single effort that will provide lasting ecological benefits for thousands of years in the future by protecting a breeding ground. It only needs to be done once.

Wellington vet Andy Maloney is getting on his bike to raise money. His sponsored cycle (October 2nd- 7th) starts at sea level in Wellington, and finishes at the top of Mt Ruapehu.


10.30 Optional meeting point at Raumati entrance to Park – bike down beach or Coastal Track to Paekakariki School
11.00 Bike check and a guest speaker will talk briefly about the importance of pest control on islands, the global context and local examples.
11.30 (approx) Andy will arrive from Wellington. We will all bike the horse trail from the end of Tilley Rd to Mackays Crossing, and the Whareroa Stream Track down to the beach.
12.30 (approx) Bring a picnic lunch to share at Whareroa Beach. Return to Paekakariki at your leisure, via the beach (it will be low tide) or the Coastal Track.

Spare a thought and a dollar or two for Andy as he heads north on his 300km ride and 2800m climb!

See for more information and links to make an online donation.

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Event organiser: Ben Zwartz 021 066 0788

See CAN Event page here