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SERN Fiordland Focus Weekend

18 - 20 November 2022

In place of our regular Spring field day bus trip, we are holding a weekend in Te Anau to celebrate all the amazing work that is being done in Fiordland and surrounding areas. The event will start on the Friday night with a presentation by the Pomona Island Charitable Trust, from 7.30pm at the West Arm Lounge, Te Anau Holiday Park. The following morning there will be boat rides around Pomona and Rona Islands (fully subscribed at the present, but you can put your name on a waiting list), as well as visits to the Home Creek restoration site. Visits to the Bird Park and Ivan Wilson Park are available for those not on the boat trips. The Saturday afternoon (2.00pm to 5.00pm) will have talks by Environment Southland Biodiversity team, along with reports from other Fiordland and wider Southland restoration groups. Saturday night, 7.30pm, talks will be held at the DOC Te Anau Auditorium, where Estelle Leask will speak on Predator Free NZ and Campbell Leckie will speak on Predator Free Rakiura. Sunday morning, 9.30am we will visit the Lower Upukerora Restoration site to hear about the predator control work there, followed by a visit to Rakatu at 11.00am for a guided walk.

If you would like to join us for some or all of the weekend, please register with Gay at Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. Registrations essential, please note if you would like to go on the waiting list for the boat ride.

The weekend will be based at the Te Anau Holiday Park, 77 Manapouri-Te Anau Highway. Contact details - 03 249 74 57, Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. Advise when booking that you are with the SERN event for a group discount. Cost per person is $39 per night for West Arm double or single rooms. Bed linen included but not towels.

Thanks go to Environment Southland for their sponsorship of the Fiordland Focus Weekend.