Category Archive: Social Events

Jun 23 2013

2013 AGM

Kia Ora Our AGM was held on Tuesday, 18th June and was well attended despite the heavy rain. This years AGM marked our 10th years and it’s so good to see that the passion for Hamurana Springs is still as strong as it was back in 2003 and the Society still has a healthy membership. To …

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Jun 22 2013

Life Membership Awards & HSIS 10 Year Anniversary

Kia ora koutou Our AGM was held on the Tuesday 18th June and despite the rain we had a very pleasing turnout.  This year’s AGM marked a milestone for HSIS as we celebrate out 10 year anniversary and the awarding of our very first Life Membership Award.  This was awarded to Barry and Lyn Menzies, and I …

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Dec 06 2012

4th visit American Tourists

Sunday Dec. 2nd at 9 am was our 4th visit by American tourists. Tour guide Josh Riddell enjoys bringing his tour groups to the Springs Reserve, where they are met by HSIS volunteers. They love the walk up through the Redwoods to the Hangarua Spring platforms, before being treated to morning or afternoon tea while …

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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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Nov 11 2012

Tourgroup Visiting and Planting

‘On a stunning, late-Spring afternoon on Sat. Nov. 10th., members of the Society hosted the 3rd. group of American tourists to visit the Springs, thanks to the wonderful support of their tour leader Josh Riddell. Josh has been bringing American tourists to the Reserve for a while, but it was early this year that he …

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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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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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Dec 31 2011

Photo Gift

The HSIS Committee wanted to give a Christmas present to our much loved and generous Patron, Ynys Fraser. It was decided that a group photo, enlarged, mounted, inscribed and framed would be a gift that would be appreciated and cherished by Ynys. The group photo was taken at the Douglas’s after our final workday of …

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Sep 18 2011

Living Legends 2

Another report, this time from Lorraine: Well Jim Hickey was spot on and it was a very wet day and our accommodations left us a little damp and weather beaten. Although the day was not all what we hoped for, weather wise, we all made the best of a bad situation. There was a good …

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Sep 16 2011

Living Legends 1

The Living Legends planting day was held on Sunday the 11th September, as part of both the Rugby World Cup, and in our case, Conservation week. Our Patron Ynys Fraser was kept warm by René: The” living legends ” are all ex All Blacks, and our living legend was Hika Reid Hika Reid The Department …

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Aug 01 2011

Announcement for Sunday 14th August (correction)

Just got the following correction from Cherry Douglas: We have just been sent an email to say that this is being postponed – new date to be advised – something to do with possibly confusion over the Living Legends. I do not know any more than that sorry but will keep you all informed RE: …

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