Herma

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Name: Herma Snel-Henkelman
Date registered: 30th August 2013

Latest posts

  1. HSIS change of Webmaster — 9th December 2015
  2. Reserve Management Plan Survey — 17th August 2015
  3. HSIS Update — 4th August 2015
  4. HSIS donates “The Ancient Waters” — 24th July 2015
  5. Fantail Monitoring — 14th April 2015

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Dec 09 2015

HSIS change of Webmaster

It’s with bleeding heart I have to say goodbye to my webmaster role. Beginning 2014 I moved overseas and being so far away appeared to be unworkable to stay on as committee member as well as webmaster. Hamurana Springs will always stay my personal paradise and I have at least a thousand photos in memories …

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Aug 17 2015

Reserve Management Plan Survey

The Te Tahuhu o Tawakeimoa Trust is seeking public submission on what visitors enjoy most about the springs, recommendations/ideas/suggestions for conservation and maintenance etc., This flyer has been published in the Daily Post, Rotorua Review and the Ngongotaha News and the mentioned open day will be on Wednesday 16th September at the Golf Club rooms …

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Aug 04 2015

HSIS Update

At a special meeting held in June and later confirmed at our AGM in July, the Society has elected to re-trench and cut back our working days to four a year, namely October, November, February and March. We have tried to get new/younger members on board, but it hasn’t happened so with an ageing work …

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Jul 24 2015

HSIS donates “The Ancient Waters”

On 22nd May Sally French and Cherry Douglas (pictured here with Sandra Kai Fong – RECT Trustee) pleased to be invited to attend the latest round of funding from Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, not as recipients this time, but as donors, gifting to them our book “Hamurana Springs – The Ancient Waters” in appreciation of …

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Apr 14 2015

Fantail Monitoring

(by Kerry Oates) The results of our fantail monitoring over the 2014/2015 season show we started the season with 17 pairs, two more than at the end of last season. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 17.5 pairs and 7 singles. This is our best season yet, showing a 24% increase …

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Mar 14 2015

HSIS has 100 Facebook Likes

Jan 21 2015

New Year’s Greetings

from the volunteers of the Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society: The HSIS has been beavering away at our monthly workdays at the Hamurana Springs Recreation Reserve since 2003. Through the on-going efforts of successive Presidents and Committees and a hard core of dedicated volunteers, our passion and love as a community care group of this unique …

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Dec 19 2014

“Hamurana Springs – The Ancient Waters”

  The Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society has spent the last two years researching, writing and publishing a book on the history of Hamurana Springs, covering all aspects from early maori settlement of the area to present day tourism, management and recreational use. You can order copies of the book through this website by emailing the …

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Dec 08 2014

End of Year Words

The Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society is a group of like minded volunteers from the wider Hamurana community who are passionate about the environs at the Hamurana Springs Reserve. We, in association with kaitiaki (guardians) Ngati Rangiwewehi, partake in maintenance and enhancement works of the walkways, waterways and facilities at the Reserve, by holding half-day working …

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Nov 10 2014

Not just Gardeners

(by Cherry Douglas) We have had a very successful working year yet again and all credit to those that always turn up, rain or shine. In place of burning our branch clearings we have so far chipped a huge pile and this has all been spread around the travellers trees area,and on the banks adjacent …

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Aug 30 2014

Dedicated few planted 700 Trees

30th August – by Kerry Oates It was a smaller turn out than we would have liked, but everyone got stuck in and planted another 700 trees around the wetter, steeper margins of the Ynys Fraser walkway today. Planting groups will be quite busy at the Reserve over the next few weeks, as next weekend …

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Aug 18 2014

700 trees to be planted!

We are well into our winter work and have been lucky with the weather so far. August 30th we will be planting 700 trees (regardless of the weather) courtesy of The Dept of Conservation, and in agreement with Ngati Rangiwewehi, so all hands on deck would be really appreciated for this day. Last year we …

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