Growing in the foredunes at Scotts Point.
edge of path
growing by the track down to the beach.
This should be Chascolytrum rufum J.Presl (see http://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=3530 and http://nzflora.landcareresearch.co.nz/default.aspx?selected=NameDetails&TabNum=0&NameId=0C82A0D9-1C78-4218-8C84-B805AC223F9F)
This is an uncommon naturalised grass of inner Auckland (mostly found along Symond Street, within the University of Auckland campus grounds), Grafton Cemetery, and on the western side of Grafton Gully, Auckland Domain. Images show a plant admixed with an iridaceous plant growing in a street planting of Phormium cookianum subsp. hookeri (see http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/2398982).
Voucher collected and lodged in the Auckland Museum Herbarium (PdL 12879 AK 359754)
Briza is a genus of annual and perennial grasses in the family Poaceae, native to northern temperate regions. The group is generally referred to as the quaking grasses because the flowers and seedheads shake on their stalks in the slightest breeze. Some of its members are grown as ornamental plants.