Author's details

Name: Herma Snel-Henkelman
Date registered: 30th August 2013

Latest posts

  1. HSIS change of Webmaster — 9th December 2015
  2. Upcoming Work Day 31st. October — 23rd October 2015
  3. Reserve Management Plan Survey — 17th August 2015
  4. HSIS Update — 4th August 2015
  5. HSIS donates “The Ancient Waters” — 24th July 2015

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May 07 2012

New History Page

From today we’re having a new page in the navigation bar. Jerry is collecting beautiful old postcards and wants to share them with our visitors.

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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Apr 26 2012

Seats now engraved


Apr 19 2012

Workday this Saturday

(by Cherry Douglas) This Saturday 21st is our next scheduled work day – 9.30am meet in carpark for normal registration and Health & Safety talk. Tasks – continuance from last month clearing the tributary up from first foot bridge, weed spraying, weed eating and mowing Ynys Fraser Walkway – so bring your usual favourite weed …

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Mar 28 2012

Workday 24 March 2012

(by Jerry Douglas) Our last workday saw a big and unsightly pile of branches etc. (just over the main footbridge), burnt in a controlled burn -off. We had on hand as a precaution a brand new Oloe-Mac fire pump ( donated to our Society), to use to douse the fire at the end of our …

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Mar 10 2012

American Tourists plant Travellers Trees


We had a group of American tourists at the springs this morning and they planted a Totara and a Pohutukawa in the Travellers Trees area. Jerry Complete Photo Series under Travellers Trees!

Mar 02 2012

Request to All

from Jerry Douglas: Has anyone got any memorabilia of or about the Hamurana Springs that could be donated to our Society? If so please contact me at email: jerry.douglas@xtra.co.nz Thanks

Feb 26 2012

Workday 25th February


Every morning we enjoy our walk in the Hamuarana Springs Reserve, together with our border collie Tim. Yesterday I brought my camera, as the first 2012 workday was in full swing. And it certainly was!! HSIS volunteers everywhere… This morning we very much enjoyed the results of cleaning the forest track, great work!!

Feb 23 2012

First Workday 2012

Saturday February 25th is our first working day for the new year. Weather providing, we will be spraying rogue robinias and blackberry, under the guidance of our resident ticketed member, clearing the main track, maybe some clearing down by the dancing stands and along the Ynys Fraser walkway. The tables and seats may need a …

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Jan 15 2012

Update Golf Club

On behalf of the Hamurana Golf Club Secretary Noel Tamati I’ve updated the Contact Details and added the Golf Calender 2012. Herma (webmaster HSIS)

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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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  

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