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  • World Wetland Day - Kayaking

    Newsletter published on: Jan 27, 2017

    World Wetland Day - Kayaking Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Society would would like to celebrate World Wetland Day by getting people out on a wetland to see what it is all about. We are running a kayaking day on 25 January. Thanks to the Scouts for lending the kayaks for us to use on the day. The event has proven to be very popular this year and is already fully booked. The lagoon is beautiful by kayaking and walking so if you missed out on the paddling this year be sure to come down and take a walk around the.....

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  • Bridge Opening

    Newsletter published on: Oct 16, 2016

    The weather was cold but the ceremony warm for the opening of the new bridge over Steam Wharf Stream. This is the first bridge and is a critical step in gaining a walking track around the outside of the lagoon. Iwi led the opening ceremony with Cynthia Brooks cutting the ribbon. We crossed the bridge and then Cynthia gifted the Bridge to Council which was received by Peter Jerram. Council will now take care of theupkeep and maintenance of the bridge. Grovetown Lagoon Society would like to thank the sponsors who made the bridge possible - Rata Foundation, Pub Charities and the.....

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  • Winter Talks-Would you like more Birds at the Lagoon?

    Newsletter published on: Jun 30, 2016

    In June Te Whanau Hou Grovetown lagoon launched the Bring Back Big Bush campaign to publicise the idea of planting a tribute forest to the Big Bush that used to grow at Grovetown. There is more on the Bring Back Big Bush Opening later in the newsletter but to follow on from the Bring Back Big Bush Launch we are running a series of winter talks and workshops. We have got some very high quality speakers and first up is Mike Bell speaking on predator control. Mike Bell is speaking on 3 July on vertebrate predator control and wetland.....

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  • Bring Back Big Bush.

    Newsletter published on: Jun 7, 2016

    Haere mai and welcome to the seventh edition of the Bush Telegraph, Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Society (GLS)newsletter. Bring Back Big Bush! There was once a large stand of Kahikatea on the Wairau Plains at Grovetown, which was originally called Big Bush. Come along and hear award-winning author Philip Simpson speak about the Kahikatea at the Bring Back Big Bush Opening on the 12 June, 2pm at the Ukaipo Grovetown Hall. ..

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  • Fulton Hogan Joins Te Whanau Hou

    Newsletter published on: Apr 6, 2016

    Welcome Fulton Hogan as the newest member of Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon. Fulton Hogan is making a substantial contribution to the track work required at the Lagoon. This considerable contribution consists of; 3 half days of approximately 15 – 20 staff to assist with track construction for the next two years; Excavators to strip tracks and pull gravel into shape for those half days; project management of the track sections; pricing and budgeting assistance for components of the works (such as culverts); and national buying power as appropriate through Fulton Hogan suppliers for materials required for the project. ..

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  • Open Day – Lions and Mud

    Newsletter published on: Mar 15, 2016

    On Sunday 21 February GLS held an Open Day at the Lagoon. It was a great day, despite or maybe because of the mud from the flooding. The kids certainly loved getting in and getting muddy. Tim Barton and Rosanne Anderson took tours around the Riverside and Springs Wetland. We started the day by taking the Spring Creek Lions on a tour of the wetland to say thank you for the amazing job they did moving the shade house at Grovetown school. There was a scavenger hunt for the kids, a lolly guess and we potted up some plants for.....

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  • Achievements of 2015

    Newsletter published on: Jan 17, 2016

    2015 has been a great year for Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon. We have planted one of the paddocks of the Springs Wetland. This was with the aid of corporate volunteers Matua and the New Zealand Air force. It is hoped that the Springs Wetland plantings will be a tribute to the Big Bush that used to grow at Grovetown. The shade house at Grovetown School has been successfully moved by the Spring Creek Lions. Corrections Department has hand dug, laid the pipe and filled the trench to supply water to the shade house. ..

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  • Message from our Chair – Tim Barton

    Newsletter published on: Dec 20, 2015

    Shade House Our Shade-house at Grovetown School was in the way of a newclassroom to be built at the school next year. The Spring Creek Lionsvery generously offered to relocate the structure within the schoolgrounds. This has involved a band of Lions, led by some retired tradesmen, working on the Shade-house on a regular basis. The Shade-house is now on a new site near the School’s southern boundary, slightly better than before, and being connected to a water supply courtesy of Corrections whose Community Workers will dig the necessary trench. Some new materials will be paid for by Grovetown.....

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