Category Archive: Work Days

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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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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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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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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