Category Archive: Work Days

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 28 2013

Coming Workday 31st Aug.

Blackberry Weed

(by Cherry Douglas) Hi  everyone, Yes…   it is that time again: This Saturday scheduled workday! Usual 9.30am meet in the carpark. We will continue to clear blackberry etc in preparation for next months planned planting, take to the burning pile where we stockpiled last month and get it alight. So bring rakes, gloves, weedeaters, …

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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


Jul 30 2013

Living Legends in Hamurana Springs


HSIS will again be participating in the final Living Legends Tree Planting Day on 18th August at the springs, so feel free to call in and speak to our members at our tent. Click the below image for Living Legends info on this event: Our next scheduled work day will be 31st August when we …

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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 23 2013

2013 AGM

Kia Ora Our AGM was held on Tuesday, 18th June and was well attended despite the heavy rain. This years AGM marked our 10th years and it’s so good to see that the passion for Hamurana Springs is still as strong as it was back in 2003 and the Society still has a healthy membership. To …

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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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