North Canterbury: Mahoe-nui Bush Autumn Plant Care Day Lower Site

Join us for a plant maintenance day to look after the plants at Mahoe-nui Bush, a patch of remnant forest on the Port Hills behind  Sumner. 

Help release me from all this grass!

Please join us for our Autumn plant maintenance day at the Lower Site.  We will be releasing the native plants from grass and vegetation so they have the air and light to survive and to remove competition to aid their survival.

What to bring. Please wear gumboots or sturdy boots (gumboots are best if it is wet or dewy as the site is covered in long grass). Please bring a drink bottle, warm clothes, a rainjacket etc and a snack. 

 Equipment. Equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own gardening gloves and hedge clippers if you have them. 

Kids welcome, although they would need to team up with an adult.

How to get there. Drive up Evans Pass Road (behind Sumner). The Lower site is at the hairpin bend opposite Rapanui Bush. 

Location of the site:

For directions and maps, please click here.

Further information. Please click here for more info, or contact Peter Hansen (, 326 6831, 021 0235 4473 or Vanessa Horwell (, 021 0255 6918).


Postponement Day: 1st April 2017, 9.15-11.30am.