Category Archive: HSIS Maintenance

Sep 26 2013

This Saturday… want to help?

As mentioned in the former post: This Saturday Sept. 28th is our planned BIG planting day. We need all hands on deck to get over 1000 trees courtesy of Dept of Conservation in the ground! Come for an hour if that is all you can spare, tell your friends and family – we need as …

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Sep 13 2013

Big Day Ahead..

September 28th will be a big day for us, so the more hands willing to help, the better. We have just over 1000 trees courtesy of Dept of Conservation that we need to get in the ground! Last year we planted 660 trees in just over 2 hours. This amazed even us, so if we …

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Aug 19 2013

Living Legends Tree Planting Great Success

Yesterday HSIS participated in the nationwide tree planting programme “Living Legends”, initiated by the government to pay tribute to the rugby world cup hosted in NZ in 2011. Hika Reid (All Black 1980-1986) is one of 17 Kiwi rugby legends to have a conservation project dedicated to him. He represents the Bay of Plenty in …

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Jul 30 2013

Living Legends in Hamurana Springs

HSIS will again be participating in the final Living Legends Tree Planting Day on 18th August at the springs, so feel free to call in and speak to our members at our tent. Click the below image for Living Legends info on this event: Our next scheduled work day will be 31st August when we …

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Jul 24 2013

President’s Report 2012-2013

Just published… Click here

Apr 14 2013

Fantail Monitoring

The results of our fantail monitoring show we started the season with 14 pairs and one single. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 15 pairs and 3 singles. The slight increase suggests that at least a few pairs successfully fledged young during the season. Fantail monitoring is another method of checking …

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Nov 21 2012

This Saturday 24th.Nov.

Good afternoon everyone, this Saturday is our last scheduled workday for the year. We will be concentrating on more of a clean up day, especially after the contractors doing the tree clearing have made a bit of a mess over the main bridge. Some weed eating, two machines will be available that belong to the …

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Oct 03 2012

Big Tree Planting

Our Workday on Saturday Sept. 29th. was all about Planting. Thanks to DOC, especially Paul Cashmore and Katrina Knill, the Society was given 650 native trees and shrubs to plant in the central portion of the Reserve, alongside the Ynys Fraser Walkway. The plants, which had been grown and nurtured at Treeline Native Nursery, included …

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Aug 27 2012

Another Successful Workday

We had another very successful few hours on a foggy Saturday morning down at our precious Reserve. Progress made on a number of fronts. Thanks: to Kerry and Stephen for removing the debris from Dancing Sands springs, looks great now, also from the little waterfall, plus for track clearance along to the vehicle bridge; to …

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Aug 26 2012

Saturday Morning at Hamurana Springs

My husband, our border collie Tim and I arrived at Hamurana Springs yesterday just in time to witness the briefing of volunteers of the Hamurana Springs Society as it was their monthly workday. Being the proud webmaster of their website I am able to post a message on this blog, which I’m doing now;-) Here …

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Jun 28 2012

President’s Report 2011-2012

This Society of willing volunteers continues to live the dream of helping to restore the Hamurana Springs Recreation Reserve to a very special and unique place on our planet, for the pleasure and enjoyment of locals and visitors from all over the world.  Positive feedback by way of verbal comments and thanks from visitors, plus …

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May 16 2012

The Mower Man, a Legend in the Making?

(from Jerry Douglas) Last night Cherry and I joined a small group from HSIS and friends and family to celebrate the actual 75th birthday of Bazza ( Barry Menzies) . Bazza is the main stalwart at the springs who mows the grass in the Ynys Fraser and Travellers trees areas. To mark the occasion Cherry …

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