News & Events


Join us for any time you can spare between 1pm-3pm for a spot of weed control in the pond area of Bushy Point. You will need to bring some good gloves and if you don’t fancy prickles, we can find something else for you to do. Ring Barry if you need to know anything else 2131500

Events and Workshops February/March

Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) Family trip to Omaui – Sunday 26 February with Lloyd Esler and Bronwyn Graham – meet at Omaui Beach at 10am. Contact Bronwyn KCC 2130017


Foraging - Wednesday 8 March with Maggie and Chris– 6.30-8pm - $5 meet at 183 Grant Road, Otatara car park. Contact Chris 2131161.


KCC Family exploration trip to Bushy Point Saturday 18 March 1-3pm – meet at Southland Community Nursery (park 183 Grant Road car park) to walk through to Bushy Point. Contact Bronwyn KCC 2130017

Southland Girls High School Community Breakout days at Bushy Point – Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 March, volunteer help always appreciated (ph Chris 2131161 evenings). This replaces our March Bushy Point working day so feel free to come and help. All help appreciated – start 9.30am-2pm – entry through Barrys at 173 Grant Road, Otatara.


Beginners Nature Photography - Sunday 26 March - with Wynston Copper and Dawn Patterson at the Southland Community Nursery. $10 booking essential Contact Chris 2131161.

Monday 30 January 2017 Chilean flame creeper removal, Bowman’s Bush

Chilean flame creeper removal, Bowman’s Bush, Ruru Ave – 7pm-9pm (ph Randall 2130851). Join the fun of pulling down pesky Chilean flame creeper vines and help the local Bowman Bush Reserve. Rumour has it ice-creams may be rewardsfor your good work!

Walk to the Trig at Bushy Point - Wednesday 21 December 2016

After a successful Eco_Fun day on Sunday 11 December we have our last event of 2016 - a walk to the trig at Bushy Point. Also a notice of an event in January for your new diary!

Wednesday 21 December 2016 Trig Walk Bushy Point (Leader Barry Smith 2130500) – 7.30pm meet at 173 Grant Road, followed by pot luck supper

Monday 20 January 2017 Chilean flame creeper removal, Bowman’s Bush, Ruru Ave – 7pm-9pm (ph Randall 2130851)


Work/Hole Digging Day - Sunday 14 August 2016

We will be digging the holes, ready for the trees for Living Legends. Spades provided but if you have your favourite one, bring it along. Meet at 1pm at the Car Park, 183 Grant Road. If you’re not able to dig holes, there is tree maintenance and tool cleaning to do

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