Point Bush Biome

bi.ome   noun   


a large naturally ocurring community of flora & fauna occupying a major habitat    eg. forest

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September Events

September is nearly here, and our intent is to hold topical Talks, Walks & Workshops on a regular basis and to kick off we have a couple of dates coming up in September you may want to attend or participate in!

Despite nature’s drenching (of much needed rain I hasten to add), cutting off SH1 for a time and causing havoc... we were delighted that so many of you made it to the Waimate Event Centre for the Presentation by Ourselves and Andrew Oliver at the start of August.  It was a real buzz to share proposed environmental project plans that the community will be able to become involved with as well as an overviw of the stark facts and a reminder as to why we all need to play a part.  

Joining together to create lasting change… with ‘The Eco Project – Waimate’

“Exploring ways to enhance, conserve and promote Waimate’s natural history”

The Eco Project – Waimate is a new community Facebook page to foster and focus on building a network of volunteers and supporters for the Native Bush propagation planting at Studholme Bush through local schools, Community Garden and DOC, along with plans to establish Point Bush EcoSanctuary.   

Friday 13th September  

7 to 8 pm 

2 x 15 minute talks followed by a cuppa or a beverage
   Talk by Colin Dore on “Karearea” Native Falcon
   Talk by Andrew Oliver on useful technology - I-Naturalist App
WHERE: the Waimate Historical Museum, 28 Shearman Street, Waimate 
RSVP interest to attend contact 021576868 Ann

Sunday 29th September  

12pm start - two walk options

*Guided walk to the Whitehorse monument through the Whitehorse Walkway native bush.  (Note the Uphill track is steep in places).  Meet at Whitehorse Walkway car park top of Point Bush Road 


*For those not wanting to make the uphill walk – meet at the Whitehorse Monument car park (Centrewood Park Rd)  at 12pm for a guided walk along the “Link Track’. 

NB: for both options wear appropriate outdoor clothing/water bottle/bring a sandwich or snack if desirable

RSVP interest to participate contact 021 576 868 Ann

Ann is one half of Point Bush Ecosanctuary, alongside husband Gary. A lover of tropical temperatures, a permanent British expat since the age of 18, and happiest when discovering local history and culture wherever she goes.
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