Category Archive: Photos

Jun 25 2014

AGM 2014

Our yearly AGM was held on Tuesday June 17th for the 11th time. Most committee members have retined their seats with two standing down due to other long standing commitments, but remain working at the Springs when they can. We thank Jim & Diana for their input over the years. Jerry and Cherry Douglas became …

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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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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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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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Jun 05 2013

New Photo Page

For those who haven’t noticed yet: I have re-arranged a few things within the menu and new is a page with photos of our beloved reserve, to make this website more attractive for potential visitors;-) It’s just a start.. more will follow as soon as I can find the time for it. This is 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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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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