South Canterbury

About Us

Our branch covers the areas from Rangitata to the Waitaki River. We currently have around 300 members.

To find out more about the South Canterbury branch, please contact Joy Sagar on:

(03) 693 8176


Branch meetings

We hold monthly branch meetings on the third Thursday of every month (except December and January) at St. John's Hall, Wai-iti Road, Timaru, at 7.30p.m.

Meetings are open to all who wish to attend, and often have a guest speaker on a conservation-related topic.



There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and get involved in projects around Canterbury. Volunteering is not only interesting and rewarding but it is also satisfying to know that you are making a difference.

Regular Events

Kakahu Bush, care and maintenance
1st Saturday each month except January.

Meet 9.30 am Hall Rd Lime kiln.
Contacts: John Talbot 6147896 or Fraser Ross 6843382. Share transport from Timaru.

We often have other events. Please contact Joy Sagar (03) 693 8176 or Marg McPherson (03) 686 1494 for more information.

KCC in South Canterbury

The KCC group meet monthly on a Sunday. 

Please call Win Parkes (03) 688 8195 or Justine (03) 688 8370 for more information.

Past outings

We had an excellent start to the year with a trip to Caroline Bay in February. Several new families joined us and some people participated on a bike ride as part of Bikewise week.

We then planted some small coprosmas and pingao, a yellow-leaved native grass that holds the sand and spreads its long fingers along the edge of the sand dunes. .

Thank you to all you Conservation Volunteers - and that means the Mums and Dads too who give up some of their weekend time to bring you on our outings. And special thanks for those delicious snacks and picnic lunches that kept us going on a very busy Sunday.

Past Meetings

Our branch regularly has speakers at meetings and we try to summarise those in the PDF's below for those who are interested.

November 2016 (PDF)
August 2016 (PDF)
July 2016 (PDF)

May 2016 (PDF)
March 2016 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)
June 2014 (PDF)