Posted on: Friday, 1 December 2023
Read the lovely write up of this year’s spring field day here Many thanks to QEII!
Posted on: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
The job of removing exotic plants from Kew Bush has been going on for over 20 years. In the early stages holly was threatening to dominate much of the area, having spread from early holly hedges planted around the hospital grounds. Other species planted in those early days were sycamore and ivy, which again have been attacked for a number of years. Over the last couple of seasons the work has focused on other pest plants also found there, often the result of dumping of garden rubbish - montbretia and aluminium weed, or bird spread - chilean flame creeper, barberry and blackberry. The battle with weeds is an ongoing one, however congrats to the team at Kew Bush who have made a great effort to improve the health of this wonderful forest remnant on the Southland Hospital grounds. Check out the Friends of Kew Bush Facebook page and join in the good work here.
Posted on: Sunday, 1 October 2023
Following on from last years wonderful Fiordland Focus weekend, this year’s SERN field day will be a bus trip to Central Southland to visit two riparian restoration projects on Saturday 11th November . On the Cowie farm at East Limehills, John started work on planting along the Makarewa Stream several decades ago. He has introduced a number of threatened plant species so often missing from our riversides these days. After lunch and talks at the Otapiri Hall, we’ll carry on north to the well known Kowhai Reach to hear about exciting plans for major restoration work planned for there. Check out under Events for further details and how to register for this trip.
Posted on: Tuesday, 22 August 2023
Come along to PIACT (135 Bowmont Street) on Saturday 12 August - 1-3pm and meet your local funders.
South Alive is holding a workshop this weekend, offering a chance to hear from and talk to our key local funding bodies – see info below. Here is the link to the Facebook event page
There will be a brief presentation from each funder at the start followed by opportunities to have 1 to 1 conversations about your project or idea with funders.
We have representatives attending from:
- Active Southland
- ILT Foundation
- Department of Internal Affairs
- Aotearoa Gaming Trust
- Community Trust South
- Te Rourou One Aotearoa Foundation
- Invercargill City Council
Posted on: Wednesday, 9 August 2023