Nov 09 2011

Travellers’ Trees planted

As mentioned in the former post last Saturday HSIS volunteers
have planted new travellers’ trees:

Trees waiting to be planted

Kahikatea (New Zealand's tallest native tree)

Water from the main spring!

Pohutukawa (also called New Zealand's XMas Tree)

Kowhai (Tui birds love the flowers!)

Read all about the Tavellers’ Trees project on this page

Nov 06 2011

Workday 5th November 2011

Another great workday!
Three seats were made and installed, the signpost at the main spring was re-installed with a concrete base and travellers’ trees were planted.


Nov 01 2011

Postponed Workday this Saturday 5 November


Instead of last week’s workday and including the planting of travellers trees.

Oct 27 2011

Workday this Saturday 29 October

This Saturday (weather permitting) is another scheduled workday. It will be postponed one week if the weather fails us. Ring either John 3322767 or Cherry 3322474 by 9am to confirm.
Meet in the carpark at the usual 9.30am, the order of the day will be:

1. Working with Jerry weed spraying – bring your spray pack if you have one. Lots of blackberry coming through.

2. Loping a few overhanging branches – extendable chainsaw on hand. John to direct

3. River clearing continuing with several people on the banks moving the debris away from the stream. We may be short of a couple of people here for the wet work so will assess on the morning.

4. Balance of people probably continuing clearing the stream tributary along the Ynys Fraser walkway. Mowers, weed eaters, loppers may be the answer here.

5. 11.45am planting of 3 Travellers Trees. I will meet the donors of 2 of the trees at the carpark and bring them up to the area so they can get a photo shoot if they are available on the morning

We will be cementing in the signpost at the main viewing platform that we found thrown under the platform last Saturday.
Lunch to follow as usual. BYO drink

Many thanks for your continued support as always.
Next and final workday for the year will be 3rd Dec,


Sep 26 2011

Predator Control

Members of the Society are now actively involved in a Predator Control Programme in the Reserve.

Information can be found under the “Predator Control” button in the navigation bar.

Sep 22 2011

Workday this Saturday September 24th

This Saturday is another scheduled work day. 9.30am meet in car park as usual for instructions and Health and Safety Talk.

We will be focusing on removing the debris that our people have already taken out of the water at the Head Spring which seems that others have decided to throw back in again. Jerry will bring the trailer in through the Te Waerenga Rd gate and should be able to get it up close to the pile so that we can move it that way. It will be removed from site. We may have a couple of people in the water again as we did last month. Check out this website for photos from last month

If in doubt about the weather please feel free to ring either John 3322767 or Cherry 3322474 by 9.00am to confirm.

We will be re-commencing BBQ lunch from Sat. We will supply the meat, bread and buns and, as has and will be the case from now on, we ask BYO drink. Any contributions towards lunch,i.e salad or sweets etc is always greatly appreciated. It has been suggested that a gold coin donation towards costs would be appreciated but is not obligatory.

Thanking you all for your continued support
Cherry Douglas

Sep 22 2011

Twilite Golf from Tuesday Sept. 27th

Kia Ora all,

Heads up for our twilite golf, starting next Tuesday, September 27th. 2011
Tee-off starts are from 4.00pm in the afternoon and the last tee-off would be at 6.00pm.
Prize giving is from 7.30pm depending upon groups playing.

This is every Tuesday from the 27th of September with a break between Xmas to continue thru to the end of Twilite hours.

Hei Kona,
Noel Tamati

Sep 18 2011

Living Legends 2

Another report, this time from Lorraine:

Well Jim Hickey was spot on and it was a very wet day and our accommodations left us a little damp and weather beaten. Although the day was not all what we hoped for, weather wise, we all made the best of a bad situation.
There was a good turnout of volunteers for the planting with a good 100 or so turning up and braving the weather. We got to meet the new “Milky Bar Kid” Hinetaapora Short, Todd McClay stopped for a quick photo shoot and Hiki Reid was great, we even sang happy birthday to Stephen, much to his embarrassment.
So here are a few photos of our day

Sep 16 2011

Living Legends 1

The Living Legends planting day was held on Sunday the 11th September,
as part of both the Rugby World Cup, and in our case, Conservation week.

Our Patron Ynys Fraser was kept warm by René:

The” living legends ” are all ex All Blacks, and our living legend was Hika Reid

Hika Reid

The Department of Conservation supplied 2500 plants for the day which unfortunately weather wise was most unpleasant with strong winds and heavy downpours.

Aug 25 2011

Workday Saturday August 27th

This Saturday is another winter workday, usual 9.30am carpark meet for Health & Safety pep talk
We will be focusing on (a) clearing more debris around the main spring observation deck and (b) clearing/opening up from the carpark main stream bridge to the first small foot bridge. As Living Legends/Project Crimson is scheduled for 11th September we want visitors to have a favourable first impression. Loppers/gloves/hand saws/rakes etc will be the requirement of the day.

Hot soup and bread and buns will be provided as usual, please BYO drinks and anything else you would like to contribute for our usual after work get together.
If in doubt of the weather on Sat please phone either President John 3322767 or Cherry 3322474

Kind regards as always

Aug 01 2011

Announcement for Sunday 14th August (correction)

Just got the following correction from Cherry Douglas:

We have just been sent an email to say that this is being postponed - new date to be advised – something to do with possibly confusion over the Living Legends. I do not know any more than that sorry but will keep you all informed


The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is planning to run a get-together for Community Care Groups at Hamurana Springs on Sunday 14 August.
Its purpose is to facilitate information sharing between the Care Groups (a bit like the get-together organised by DOC recently but with a bit more of a practical focus).
They will have room available for the various groups to set up posters or have stuff to hand out etc. and have 400 trees, donated by the Honda Tree Fund, to plant on the edge of the golf course.
It will run from 9:30 - 12:30 and the Council will provide a BBQ sausage or two.
The committee have agreed that we should attend this and have a stand there on the day.
Anyone who wants to join us would be warmly welcomed. Lets get our presence felt.
Cherry Douglas

Jul 25 2011

Matariki 2011

A note to advise that Ngati Rangiwewehi are celebrating Matariki at the
Springs this coming Sunday morning July 31st.
There will be music, stalls, food, things for the kids etc.
The place will be buzzing’.

John Rainbow
President HSIS

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