News & Events

Eco_Fun Afternoon - Sunday 10 November 1-3pm

Our family event the Eco-Fun day is on Sunday 10 November 1pm-3pm. Park at 183 Grant Road carpark and follow the trail to the nursery Education Centre where you can pick up your children’s passports at 1pm and start the activities – pests, insects, plants, scavenger hunt, planting trees and measuring and pond dipping for critters. The trail will go from the Community Nursery to Bushy Point pond so wear gumboots, and if previous years are anything to go by, bring your raincoat too!

Bushy Point Triple Celebration Day

On 14th September 2019 the Otatara Landcare Group (OLG) celebrated its 20th year and two other important milestones. At Bushy Point – the planting of 30,000 native plants and the reaching of 15,000 volunteer hours.

On the Triple Celebration Day we not only planted 1000 plants by lunchtime but had a ceremonial tree planting for Russell Evans who passed away recently – his wife May planted a special totara tree and our new kereru mascot was named “Russell” in his honour. This was followed by a BBQ, the cutting of the cake by our All Black Living Legend Kevin Laidlaw, and children’s activities.

If you haven’t been to Bushy Point it’s a great walk - the Bushy Point Project is accessible to the public at all times with walkways and interpretation signs – access from Bryson Road.

Bushy Point Triple Celebration - Saturday 14 September 2019 update

Celebrating 20 years of the Otatara Landcare Group, 15,000 hours at Bushy Point and 30,000 native plants planted

WHERE: Bushy Point, access and off-road parking from 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara


WHEN: Saturday, 14 September 2019


TIME: Gather at 9:30 am for the Kick- - Off Competition*


BRING: Family, friends, sturdy footwear, clothing for the conditions,
gloves, spade and water


*Kick-Off Competition
Decorate a commemorative stone (the bigger the better) to mark our triple celebration.
Bring it along at the start of our planting day and enter it in the competition.

JOIN US AFTERWARDS…
We’ll have a place to wash your hands and a port-a-loo for your comfort.
We’ll crank up the BBQ for a snag (or two or three). There’ll be games and
competitions, spot prizes and giveaways, a mystery mascot and the cutting of
the cake.

For further
information, contact
Barry Smith
03 213-1500
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Bushy Point Triple Celebration Saturday 14 September 2019

Conservation Week—Annual Planting Day

Celebrating 20 years of the Otatara Landcare Group, 15,000 hours at Bushy Point and 30,000 native plants planted

WHERE: Bushy Point, access and off-road parking from 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara

WHEN: Saturday, 14 September 2019

TIME: Gather at 9:30 am for the Kick-Off Competition*

BRING: Family, friends, sturdy footwear, clothing for the conditions, gloves, spade and water and prepare to plant our 30,000th plant!

JOIN US AFTERWARDS… We’ll have a place to wash your hands and a port-a-loo for your comfort. We’ll crank up the BBQ for a snag (or two or three). There’ll be games and competitions, spot prizes and giveaways, a mystery mascot and the cutting of the cake. More Details (PDF, 3.79 MB)