Friends of the Petone Beach

Friends of the Petone Beach

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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

Friends of Petone Beach won the Coastal Restoration Trust’s Best Coastal Community Group Award in 2017. See news item on CRT news page and listen to an interview here.