A great effort form the October working bee saw the lawns, garden tidied up and gorse removed from the first part of the beach track.

The team at the latest Dacre Cottage working bee did a great job.

 



Mr and Mrs Dotterel are so proud of their eggs and are awaiting the arrival of twins. A pre-natal programme has been instigated by their extended family to ensure they get the best, Grandpa Dacre and crew have built a sturdy fence to ensure the visitors don’t make omelettes or upset mum and dad and Grandma FOOB has been patrolling the area, ensuring no dirty rat or other bandit can rob the nest. Obstetrician Bernie is checking their progress and directing actions.

Mr and Mrs Dotterel have requested as much peace and quiet as possible to allow mum and dad to focus on this delicate stage of raising their family.

They ask for all visitors to their home to please keep away from the nursery as the babies need their rest and to please also leave their woof at home, no matter how adorable the pooch is, as even the smell or god forbid the look of them terrify both parents.

 The extended family will keep you informed of the pending birth.

 

The characters in the story are:

Grandpa Dacre is the Dacre Cottage Management Committee who looks after the Historic Cottage, grounds and Karepiro Beach environment.

Grandma FOOB is the Friends of Okura Bush who trap the area and much more.

Obstetrician Bernie is the local bird expert who has been tracking the bird life in the area for years and years.

 

Mr and Mrs Dotterel were rather flustered by all the attention and it was agreed to give them better warning next time and they would be ready for a photo.

 

DACRE COTTAGE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Sunday 28th November 2021

 

A three-course meal in the coastal gardens of the beautiful Dacre Cottage.

It is just the way to start the Christmas season off with friends and family and support the ongoing protection and management of such a lovely place.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm

How to get there

The easiest way is on foot, just walk in from the carpark at Ara Weiti Road off East Coast Road.

A pretty bush walk that takes ten to fifteen minutes.

Kayaking or boating in is a fun way.  Just anchor off the beach and with the incoming tide it makes it easy leaving after the lunch, we recommend wheels or an anchor for kayaks as you will be arriving around mid-tide and the high tide is at 2.34pm.  Please stay out of the roped off areas as we have some very rare sea birds nesting there.

 

Cost:  $20 per person, (primary school children $10, under-fives are free)

The event is proudly supported by Canoe & Kayak who donates $1000 towards the ingredients for the lunch.

All funds go to help the Dacre Cottage Committee upkeep the Cottage, buildings, and grounds along with supporting the growing new Karepiro Beach Forest.

The committee also supports the ongoing protection of the area and the waters of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and its catchments.

Bookings are limited and there will be no bookings accepted after Wednesday the 24th November, so please book early to avoid missing out.

A booking is not confirmed until payment is received in full.

Please book by emailing dacrecottage@gmail.com and pay by Direct Credit to Dacre Management Committee 03-0180-0167915-00  

Please put your surname as a reference.

Contact Peter Townend on 0274 529255 for further info or offers of help.

DACRE COTTAGE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Sunday 28th November 2021

 

A three-course meal in the coastal gardens of the beautiful Dacre Cottage.

It is just the way to start the Christmas season off with friends and family and support the ongoing protection and management of such a lovely place.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm

How to get there

The easiest way is on foot, just walk in from the carpark at Ara Weiti Road off East Coast Road.

A pretty bush walk that takes ten to fifteen minutes.

Kayaking or boating in is a fun way.  Just anchor off the beach and with the incoming tide it makes it easy leaving after the lunch, we recommend wheels or an anchor for kayaks as you will be arriving around mid-tide and the high tide is at 2.34pm.  Please stay out of the roped off areas as we have some very rare sea birds nesting there.

 

Cost:  $20 per person, (primary school children $10, under-fives are free)

The event is proudly supported by Canoe & Kayak who donates $1000 towards the ingredients for the lunch.

All funds go to help the Dacre Cottage Committee upkeep the Cottage, buildings, and grounds along with supporting the growing new Karepiro Beach Forest.

The committee also supports the ongoing protection of the area and the waters of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and its catchments.

Bookings are limited and there will be no bookings accepted after Wednesday the 24th November, so please book early to avoid missing out.

A booking is not confirmed until payment is received in full.

Please book by emailing dacrecottage@gmail.com and pay by Direct Credit to Dacre Management Committee 03-0180-0167915-00  

Please put your surname as a reference.

Contact Peter Townend on 0274 529255 for further info or offers of help.



DACRE COTTAGE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS LUNCH

Sunday 28th November 2021

 

A three-course meal in the coastal gardens of the beautiful Dacre Cottage.

It is just the way to start the Christmas season off with friends and family and support the ongoing protection and management of such a lovely place.

Lunch is served at 12.30pm

How to get there

The easiest way is on foot, just walk in from the carpark at Ara Weiti Road off East Coast Road.

A pretty bush walk that takes ten to fifteen minutes.

Kayaking or boating in is a fun way.  Just anchor off the beach and with the incoming tide it makes it easy leaving after the lunch, we recommend wheels or an anchor for kayaks as you will be arriving around mid-tide and the high tide is at 2.34pm.  Please stay out of the roped off areas as we have some very rare sea birds nesting there.

 

Cost:  $20 per person, (primary school children $10, under-fives are free)

The event is proudly supported by Canoe & Kayak who donates $1000 towards the ingredients for the lunch.

All funds go to help the Dacre Cottage Committee upkeep the Cottage, buildings, and grounds along with supporting the growing new Karepiro Beach Forest.

The committee also supports the ongoing protection of the area and the waters of the Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve and its catchments.

Bookings are limited and there will be no bookings accepted after Wednesday the 24th November, so please book early to avoid missing out.

A booking is not confirmed until payment is received in full.

Please book by emailing dacrecottage@gmail.com and pay by Direct Credit to Dacre Management Committee 03-0180-0167915-00  

Please put your surname as a reference.

Contact Peter Townend on 0274 529255 for further info or offers of help.



 

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The Karepiro plantings now have many new species of trees.