Posts Tagged ‘ Pukemokemoke ’

Fine weekend brings out the planters

Aug 25th, 2012 | By

A good number of helping hands turned out to Saturday’s working bee at Pukemokemoke – and while the sun shone, all 300 trees were planted. Many weeds were dealt to, and the track damaged by last month’s flood was repaired. David Riddell was there, and in addition to planting a whole bunch of pittosporums, took

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The bats, the bats!

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

The bats were late arriving, but eventually put on quite a performance at Pukemokemoke last night.  More than 120 people turned up for an evening picnic and to learn more about New Zealand’s only native land mammals.  In perfect weather, they heard from Gerry Kessels and others about how bats, which are in decline in

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Pukemokemoke panels in place

Mar 18th, 2012 | By

Pukemokemoke volunteer of the year Mantez Singh with one of the newly erected interpretation panels at the lookout. The much awaited panels at Pukemokemoke have now been installed.  Drawn by Catherine Beard, the panels show the surrounding features from four different angles. The artwork was translated into permanent, aluminium mounted, vinyl sheets by Green Frog

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Pukemokemoke spreads its seeds further afield

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

It’s seed collecting time at Pukemokemoke, says our sister community website Tamahere Forum. In this morning’s edtion of the on-line bulletin, Philippa Stevenson says the Tamahere Gully Care Groupis holding a seed collecting field trip to the reserve this Sunday (March 4), led by Wayne Bennett. “This ecosourcing workshop is in conjunction with the Hamilton

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Hard work pays off for Pukemokemoke volunteer

Nov 24th, 2011 | By

Pukemokemoke’s Friends of the Reserve manager Alan Leadley is chuffed. One of his youngest volunteers, Mantez Singh-Thandi has gained his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award incorporating his community work for  the 40-hectare bush reserve. Mantez is a keen, hard worker, Alan says.  “Like the rest of his family. They live out at Scotsman’s Valley,

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Students benefit from David Johnstone Trust

Nov 12th, 2011 | By

A trust founded by local farmer David Johnstone has awarded $180,000 in scholarships to new students at Waikato tertiary institutions. Thirty six students received a $5000 scholarship at a presentation held at the Waikato Stadium recently. David Johnstone was a well-known farming identity in the Waikato. At the age of 62 he sold his immediate

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