Category Archive: HSIS Maintenance

Jan 29 2016

A belated New Year’s wish and upcoming Work day.

The HSIS committee and members  wish readers a Happy New Year for 2016 we also  hope you all had a good Xmas holiday break. The first workday at the Springs is  on Saturday 27th February and as usual meeting in the carpark at 9.00am for the Health and Safety review. As this will be a …

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Dec 17 2015

New Webmaster

New HSIS Webmaster announcement

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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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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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 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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Apr 19 2014

Update Predator Control

We have just trialled two new baits in our trap lines at Hamurana Springs. All traps have been baited with “Erayz” freeze dried rabbit blocks, and every second trap was also sprayed with an aerosol salmon spray lure. This resulted in a catch after one week of 9 rats, 2 hedgehogs and 1 cat. Our …

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Oct 01 2013

Photos of Big Planting Day Sept.28th

Last Saterday a group of about 28 people attended our big planting day. 1050 trees planted in well under two hours – what an achievement… astounded even us!! Many thanks to members who arrived early to place trees, then started digging. We finished just as the rain came through. People and dogs all had a …

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Sep 27 2013

Removing Weed from the Stream

(by Kerry Oates) Yesterday we had a “practice” at removing weed from the stream. Due to circumstances we only had two hours to spend on this and most of that time was learning how best to tackle the method. It was vital practice and we learnt a lot, so don’t expect to see huge changes …

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