Category Archive: Work Days

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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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 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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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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Jul 29 2012

Workday 28 July


(by Jerry Douglas) On today’s work program we continued the clearance of the bank on the tributary stream, along with the stockpiling of rubbish in readiness of burning on our next workday. We welcomed a prospective new member who comes from California and along with a friend from North Riding both got stuck in with …

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Jul 27 2012

Workday this Saturday

(by Cherry Douglas) This Sat is our scheduled winter workday again. Usual meet at the carpark for our allocated tasks for the day and our Health & Safety chat. We will be continuing clearing the tributary stream banks – this should be our final one in this area. As we don’t have any dry piles …

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Jun 23 2012

Workday 23 June

Luckily the weather was kind to us today. We had soup and buns along with mulled wine for lunch as we kept the fire going much longer. Jerry Douglas

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