Category Archive: DoC Maintenance

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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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 24 2013

President’s Report 2012-2013

Just published… Click here

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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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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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 03 2012

Trout Barrier Weir

(from Kerry) Koaro are one of our native Galaxid freshwater fish species, often called kokopu. They are able climbers and are one the many whitebait species. They are heavily predated by trout and were once abundant in Lake Rotorua, now only surviving in smaller tributaries away from trout. DOC are trying to protect a small …

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Dec 14 2011

Our Sign is Back!

Many thanks to all at DOC, it is wonderful to see this new sign at the start of the Ynys Fraser Walkway back up in time for all the holiday visitors. Looks great. John Rainbow, President  

Dec 05 2011

Letter of Support from DOC

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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