AGM to be at held Sisterson’s Lagoon

AGM to be held in new shelter built as part of lagoon restoration project.

AGM to be held in new shelter built as part of lagoon restoration project.

WALKWAY: Sisterson’s Lagoon is located 4 kilometres west of Gisborne at Matawhero. Pictures supplied
NEW SHELTER: The shelter at Sisterson’s Lagoon was constructed as part of the lagoon restoration project.
PICTURESQUE: The lagoon is 400-500m long and 5.25m wide.

PICTURESQUE Sisterson’s Lagoon, 4kms west of Gisborne at Matawhero, will host the annual general meeting of the Gisborne-East Coast branch of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association tomorrow.

The lagoon is 400–500m long and 5.25m wide and lies between McDonald Road and the Awapuni stream.

The AGM is to be held in the new shelter constructed as part of the lagoon restoration project.

As far back as 2002, environmental reports have been presented on the quality of the lagoon as a provider of habitat for a range of aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish and birds.

“The late Alan Sisterson along with the QE2 National Trust sought to improve the lagoon and the Sisterson’s Lagoon Restoration Trust, with law firm Nolans’ expertise, was established,” a spokeswoman said.

“Less than 0.007 percent of the district is wetland habitat so lagoons are rare in this area.

“The lack of riparian vegetation and fencing limited the natural values of the lagoon when the Trust was established, but since that time more than 6000 natives have been planted.”

“The protection of a QE2 Covenant, the native plantings, fencing, spraying, weeding and various other improvements were paid for with grants from various organisations,” she said.

“Local businesses have also been generous in their contributions to the work.”

The Farm foresters AGM gets under way there at midday tomorrow. Take your own lunch.

PICTURESQUE Sisterson’s Lagoon, 4kms west of Gisborne at Matawhero, will host the annual general meeting of the Gisborne-East Coast branch of the New Zealand Farm Forestry Association tomorrow.

The lagoon is 400–500m long and 5.25m wide and lies between McDonald Road and the Awapuni stream.

The AGM is to be held in the new shelter constructed as part of the lagoon restoration project.

As far back as 2002, environmental reports have been presented on the quality of the lagoon as a provider of habitat for a range of aquatic plants, invertebrates, fish and birds.

“The late Alan Sisterson along with the QE2 National Trust sought to improve the lagoon and the Sisterson’s Lagoon Restoration Trust, with law firm Nolans’ expertise, was established,” a spokeswoman said.

“Less than 0.007 percent of the district is wetland habitat so lagoons are rare in this area.

“The lack of riparian vegetation and fencing limited the natural values of the lagoon when the Trust was established, but since that time more than 6000 natives have been planted.”

“The protection of a QE2 Covenant, the native plantings, fencing, spraying, weeding and various other improvements were paid for with grants from various organisations,” she said.

“Local businesses have also been generous in their contributions to the work.”

The Farm foresters AGM gets under way there at midday tomorrow. Take your own lunch.

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