Programme

TALKS:  Please note: Unless otherwise stated talks are held on the second Wednesday of each month except for December and January.   The venue is Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai Street, Tahunanui. All talks start at 7:30pm.  Contributions for the sales table are most welcome. Gold coin donation please towards hall hire and supper. Car pool to minimise global footprint.

WALKS:  Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and gear to cope with weather changes, take sun block, lunch, drinks and snacks.  Contact the Trip Leader for more information.  

For queries on any part of the programme contact nikau48@gmail.com or phone 5450989 

APRIL

Saturday 28 April   Pearl Creek Working Bee

Meet at the end of Cotterell Rd, Appleby at 9 am.   We will be targeting blackberry and Old Man's Beard seedlings and sorting plant protectors ready for the Autumn planting in June.   We have already covered the North and the South Blocks so we will concentrate on the middle block.   Wear sturdy shoes, good body cover and bring your favourite weeding tool, spade or grubber, secateurs may be useful too.  Morning tea provided, Brownie back on the menu.   Contact Jo Kay robjokay@xtra.co.nz 03 544 9666 or 021 1169 877

MAY

Wednesday 9 May   Evening Talk by Stuart Hanchet about Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery

The Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery - balancing conservation with rational use.   Stuart Hanchet, Programme Leader International Fisheries, NIWA

Saturday 19 May   Paremata Flats Reserve native tree planting 2018

Nelson City Council (NCC) are keen to complete the Riparian planting of the Whakapuaka River at Council owned Paremata Flats Reserve off Maori Pa Rd in Delaware Bay.  NCC are providing the plants and in conjunction with Forest and Bird are inviting the public to assist with the planting, there will be approximately 7500 trees to be planted and planting will commence on Saturday 19th May and continue every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday staring at 9 am and finishing at 4 pm until the planting is complete.  Bring spade and gloves, further enquiries to Ian Price ian.price@xtra.co.nz and keep up todate on progress through the Paremata Flats Forest and Bird web site www.paremataflats.co.nz

JUNE

Wednesday 13 June   Evening Talk by Beth Endres about Ranger Trainee Course

Ranger Trainee Course.   Beth Endres.  Tutor in charge of Trainee ranger course at NMIT.