Monthly Archive: May 2012

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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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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