Le Roys Bush Planting dates

2013 Planting Bees – 10 am to noon – 4th Sunday of month

For 2013, we have over 3000 natives to plant – please pencil in the 4th Sunday of each month from April to July.

Date Activity (Sundays 10-am-noon) Meeting Place (See below for list  of things to bring)
 26 May 2013  Planting bee  – wetland  Glade Place Bridge
 23 June 2013  Planting bee  – wetland  Dudding Park – corner by Seaview Ave
 28 July 2013  Planting bee  – wetland  Le Roy Tce
NOTE: for any events, please check the web page https://sites.google.com/site/leroysbushauckland/what-s-coming-up for any late changes to plans or postponements  (or on the day, ring/text Keith 021-240-9414).

We suggest you bring the items shown in bold:

  • your favourite spade (please clean it – esp if you have been in an area where Kauri Dieback may occur)
  • gumboots or robust old shoes (for working in the wetland, tall gumboots are warmly recommended)
  • thorn & waterproof gloves (see notes below)
  • secateurs and/or folding saw
  • suitable hat & clothing for conditions – we recommend long sleeves and trouser legs to prevent scratches from “cutty grass” or nips from the occasional bee or wasp
  • water bottle/ snacks/ sunscreen/ insect repellent to suit your needs
  • Re gloves: we recommend when working in the wetland the sort that have plastic or rubber all over – they come in blue, red, green etc and cost from about $5 to $7

Current Issues

              ISSUES IN THE BAY

  • Implementing Little Shoal Bay Management Plan
  • Protecting and enhancing bush areas
  • Protecting wildlife & bird populations
  • Retention of sand on Little Shoal Bay and Hall’s Beaches
  • Safe environment for families & children
  • Exclusion of commercial & industrial traffic
  • Convenient, well-designed parking areas
  • Improvement of ugly sea wall
  • High freshwater & seawater quality
  • Preventing noise pollution
  • Good management of the Boat Owners Association License & moorings in the bay
  • Controlled management of mangroves




The Little Shoal Bay Action Committee (LSBAC)

The Little Shoal Bay Action Committee (LSBAC) was established by Tony Holman, who recruited other locals horrified by the idea of intensive housing covering a substantial part of the Bay.  There was a large groundswell of local support for stopping the development.

Protest Meeting, Little Shoal Bay 1996With strong support from the community, he and LSBAC fought a 6 year battle involving dozens of volunteers, hundreds of supporters and thousand of hours of voluntary work. This culminated in Council repurchasing the land in 1999, demolishing the old motel and creating a reserve on the land after a major operation to remove toxins in the soil from the manufacture of gas. Tony Holman then stood for Council.

Today, eastern land in the Bay has become a beautiful and much used public open space.

The Little Shoal Bay Protection Society (LSBPS)

LSBAC changed its name in May 2008 to The Little Shoal Bay Protection Society to give greater emphasis to its guardianship role. LSBPS continues to represent you and works hard to ensure that the Bay is maintained as a precious resource for the whole community.  Everyone regards the Bay as ‘a gem’. But it is very desirable ‘real estate’ and there will always be interest groups wanting to take over parts of it for their own use and excluding the general public. There are also many more environmental improvements to be made – planting, appropriate parking, safety, wildlife protection, access to the foreshore  and perhaps one day a nice beach in place of the seawall!

YOU CAN HELP US by becoming a Friend of LSBPS (see attached subscription form). We will keep you informed from time to time of any issues concerning the Bay.