Free Fun Family Picnic Place

The Walkway is about 3km South of Hawera starting at the end of Rifle Range Road. If you travel down the Whareroa Road, the Rifle Range Road is the first road to the right past the Dairy Factory. To see video of the Walkway click on:- Nowell’s lake riparian area flythru

Thursday, February 21, 2019

HHS Biodiversity Study

Throughout this coming year, a group of students from the Hawera High School and their Science Teacher Anna Campbell will be investigating invertebrates within the wetland areas of the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway.  

Dr Josephine Fitness, Ecological Contractor, is the lead person for the project who was one of the main people who secured funding through Curious Minds to enable Anna's team to carry out this very important study. 




























This will involve them setting up tracking tunnels and insect pitfall traps.  They will also set up measuring equipment for the stream's water levels, water temperature and pH, also soil and air temperatures.  

This data, along the type of insects trapped, will then be compared with the same data that is being collected from a more established local wetland protected area at Lake Rotokare.  































The project will generate biodiversity records to measure the changes over time, an important factor in gauging the success of habitat restoration. The students will be working alongside restoration practitioners to learn about the important work that is being done to restore these important sites that protect our insects and waterways.

The trapping areas will be clearly identified with signage and we ask the public to please stay clear of these areas

Monday, December 3, 2018

HCS Thank You


Douglas Hutchinson of the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway Trust attended school today to say thank you to the Habitat Heroes for their help at the Walkway during 2018 and for the on-growing native seedlings at the school. 



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Potting Native Seedlings


Doug received a pleasant surprise when Amelia Scott of the Hawera Intermediate School called to say herself and a few mates would like to volunteer some work time the Walkway.   Doug met with the group and it was planned that they could help find self-sown native seedlings throughout the Walkway then pot them up and deliver them the Hawera Christian School for on-growing in a shade house there.  See pictures 



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Long Hot Summer Due

Flowering cabbage trees early like this indicates that a log hot summer is due


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Fringe Garden Festival




































Parking for Motorhomes and Caravans
During this Festival parking is available for self contained motorhomes and caravans.  The parking area is in a grassy picnic area at the entrenceway.  Please make prior arrangements if you wish to stay overnight. Dogs allowed as long as they remain on a leash during your walk.

Contact:- Douglas Hutchinson - Phone 06 278 6054 or 027 279 5159.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wlid Flowers Are Growing

It will not be long before the wild flowers are out and the Toe Toes are fully in bloom




Tuesday, July 24, 2018

HCS Award Winners

Award Winners:  Congratulations to the Habitat Heroes Team and the Hawera Christian School in being one of the winners of the 2017 Taranaki Regional Councils Environmental Awards for their work and involvement at the Nowell's Lakes Walkway.  


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Walkway Planting Day

21st August 2017: The Hawera Christian School students along with teachers and parents came to the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway today to plant out native plants that they had on-grown at their school.  The Normanby Lions Club guys had the areas ready for the planting and showed them what to do.  They even provided a sausage sizzle for everyone at lunch time.   


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Habitat Heroes Deliver Plants

Jan and Doug provided the vehicles to transfer the first of the native plants on-gown in the Hawera Christian School shade house.  These were taken to the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway in preparation for the big planting day in a few weeks time.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Habitat Heroes Plant Hebes

The habitat Heroes of the Hawera Christian School are at it again.  This time planting out Hebe plants at the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway.  Over the last 12 months the Heroes have carefully nursed these plants in their shade house at the school to a size ready to be on-plated.