Friends of the Petone Beach
Date started: 2004
Purpose of the group: To restore the natural features of the dunes along Petone Beach.
About the group: The group has been planting coastal species such as pingao, golden sand sedge and spinifex to help form the dunes which have been absent from parts of the beach for a long time. They have also been working to eradicate foreign weeds such as gorse, broom and marram which are common European dune species that compete with local plants.
Contact: Hutt City Council community groups coordinator
Phone: 04 570 6734
Alternative contact: Graeme Lyon, 04 9384583