Category Archive: HSIS Maintenance

Jul 28 2013

Workday, 27th July 2013

27.07.13 July Workday (4) (small web)

Hello all, I was unable to make it to Saturdays workday so asked Barry if I could use the email he sent me with an update of the days works and photos.  I also asked Cherry for a quick update, both as below.  Looks like they all had an awesome day . An other excellent turnout …

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Jul 24 2013

President’s Report 2012-2013

Just published… Click here

Jun 23 2013

Workday 22nd June 2013

Stacked Fire Wood . 22.06.13

Thankfully the sun was shining and the wind had died down to make a pleasant workday.  One group pulled out a tree DoC had cut down by the head springs and cut it up for firewood.  This was a very hard job and a big thank you to those who did the hard yakka.  The fire …

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Jun 09 2013

Workdays Update

A small but dedicated group met on May 25th to rake the main track, to clear the Traveller’s Tree area of blackberry and stockpile the next burning area. This was followed afterwards by a picnic lunch under the tree in the reserve, as the weather held out long enough. The next workday will be on …

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Apr 14 2013

Fantail Monitoring


The results of our fantail monitoring show we started the season with 14 pairs and one single. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 15 pairs and 3 singles. The slight increase suggests that at least a few pairs successfully fledged young during the season. Fantail monitoring is another method of checking …

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Feb 19 2013

Start of 2013 Working Days


This Saturday, 23rd. February, is the start of our new years working days. Meet as usual in the carpark at 9.30am where we will have our Health & Safety pep talk, then go to our allocated tasks for the day. We will be concentrating on getting water to stressed plants and clearing some of the …

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Nov 21 2012

This Saturday 24th.Nov.

Good afternoon everyone, this Saturday is our last scheduled workday for the year. We will be concentrating on more of a clean up day, especially after the contractors doing the tree clearing have made a bit of a mess over the main bridge. Some weed eating, two machines will be available that belong to the …

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Oct 30 2012

About Workday Saturday 27th Oct. (2)

A Tall View of our Work

(by Barry - Bazza) The usual group of willing helpers presented themselves, on a glorious sunny day, for our 2nd to last workday for the year. We gathered in the paddock beside our fire site, to leave the car park free for the many visitors turning up for a “Dogathon” organised by the Rotorua Districts …

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Oct 30 2012

About Workday Saturday 27th Oct. (1)

Reporting for Duty

‘Great weather greeted the HSIS volunteers who turned up for the October workday, last Sat 27th. A good turnout ensured that progress was made on several fronts. As is the Kiwi way re donations and anonymity, we were grateful recipients of 14 magnificent Pohutukawa trees, at least 4 years old, delivered by Barry and Lynn …

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Oct 25 2012

Workday this Saturday

This Saturday is the 2nd to last workday of the year. Usual meet in the carpark at 9.30am, however the MS dog-a-ton has been rescheduled for this Sat as well, so we may relocate our cars into the paddock near the burning pile to give them a bit more space for parking. I am pretty …

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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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Sep 27 2012

This Saturday = Workday

This Saturday, 29th September,  is our BIG tree planting day - we have close on 650 shrubs,trees etc to plant. These have been very kindly donated by the Dept of Conservation. We will be picking these up Friday afternoon in readiness We realise that the weather may be a little unsettled but we have decided …

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