Category Archive: Social Events

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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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 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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Aug 27 2012

Another Successful Workday

Foggy Start of a 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 22 2012

Workday this Saturday

Hi everyone, yes it is that time again. This Saturday is another day filled with fun and frivolity. Meet in the car park as usual at 9.30am, we will continue to clear the tributary stream, hopefully get some metal on the mushy track leading into the first foot bridge, tackle some rubbish in the stream …

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May 23 2012

Coming Workday 26 May


This Saturday is our scheduled work day again. Usual meet in the car park at 9.30, for H & S talk and find out our allocated tasks for the day. Bring gloves, your favourite garden tool, chainsaw, loppers etc whatever you feel comfortable with. We are waiting on fire permit for a new dedicated area, …

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May 16 2012

The Mower Man, a Legend in the Making?


(from Jerry Douglas) Last night Cherry and I joined a small group from HSIS and friends and family to celebrate the actual 75th birthday of Bazza ( Barry Menzies) . Bazza is the main stalwart at the springs who mows the grass in the Ynys Fraser and Travellers trees areas. To mark the occasion Cherry …

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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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