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Join us and our own Living Legend, Kevin Laidlaw, for this year’s Living Legends’ native tree plantings at Bushy Point

Saturday 12 September 2015 - starting at 10am

Use Bryson Road entrance - parking off road

Look for the flag which directs you to the area, the other side of the lookout seat (allow 10 mins walk)

Bring old clothes and gloves - please leave your spades at home. Everyone welcome.

More info from Barry 2131500


Antipodes Talk - Monday 15 June 2015 - 7.30pm

In November 2014 Otatara’s Brian Rance joined the “million dollar mouse” team headed for Antipodes Islands, on the yacht Evohe. He spent 5 weeks on this amazing New Zealand subantarctic island (as well as visiting the Bounties) and will show photos and talk about the experience studying plants and birds on these rugged islands, in preparation for the mouse eradication. Brian will be joined by Steven Horn who manages the Antipodes Project for DOC and Steven will explain the project and its challenges. Venue Otatara Community Church, Oreti Road.


Weedbusting Workshop 1pm-4-m Sunday 17 May 2015

Come along and learn about “weedbusters” and how it can help in your weeding efforts, learn about the latest techniques and products to beat the weeds. Bring along a weed/plant to be identified, learn about funding that could help with your weed control. Venue Southland Community Nursery park at 183 Grant Road and walk through to Nursery. Worksop is free but booking essential - RSVP by Friday 15 May to Randall Milne on 0800 76 88 45 or email

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