Category Archive: Planting

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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Dec 01 2013

Kauri planted for first Life Members

The Kauri, Agathis australis, is a gift from HSIS to the Menzies, the Society’s first Life Members. Barry & Lynn chose a Kauri, to be planted in the Area of the Reserve now called the Traveller’s Trees area. The tree was given a good start to it’s new life with the addition of compost, sheep …

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Nov 14 2013

Notice regarding Traveller’s Trees

Planting is seasonal and is now not available until further notice

Oct 27 2013

Tourgroup plants native Ake Ake

This Labour weekend proved to be a perfect Saturday afternoon for a group of 16 American tourists led by our favourite tour leader Josh.  They were shown through our slice of paradise by Jerry and Cherry Douglas, Stephen Parker, Sally French, Diana Hay and Herma Snel, who was also taking photos. A purple AkeAke (Dodonaea …

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Oct 20 2013

Visit to Spring ‘Highlight of the Day”

Yesterday  (Saturday Oct.19th) once again HSIS members met and guided another American tour group, whose tour guide Jennifer hailed from Nelson. Jerry and Cherry Douglas and Lorraine and Stephen Parker were the HSIS members on the day. Like the previous group last Wednesday a tree was planted in the Traveller’s Tree aerea and a number …

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Oct 18 2013

Tour Group visiting the Springs

Jerry and Cherry Douglas along with Lorraine Parker, met another group of American tourists who visited the springs on Wednesday 16th and planted a Rimu in the travellers tree area. The tour leader Mavis has been bringing her groups to visit the springs for some time but was not aware until she and other tour …

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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 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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Aug 17 2013

Tomorrow Big Planting Day

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