News & Events

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

Bushy Point Work Day 1-3pm Sunday 17 May 2015

Join our monthly work day at Bushy Point. Sorry about the clash with the weedbusters workshop, but if you are the sort of person who wants to get into it, rather than talk about it then join Barry Smith (2131500) and help out with jobs that need to be done at the reserve. Walk through from Bryson Road to the pond where Barry will be working.

Native Plant Sale - SCN - Sun 19 April 2015 - 1pm-3pm

Enhance your gardens, bush, attract native birds, create a wetland with very affordable native plants grown from locally sourced seed and cuttings.

Southland Community Nursery, 185 Grant Road, Otatara.

1pm-3pm - contact Chris 213 1161

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