South Canterbury

About Us

Our branch covers the areas from Rangitata to the Waitaki River. We currently have around 200 members.

To find out more about the South Canterbury branch, please contact Margaret McPherson on:

(03) 686 1494


Branch meetings

We hold monthly branch meetings on the third Thursday of every month (except December and January), at St. Johns Hall, WaiIti 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.

Next meetings

Thursday 19 March
Thursday 16 April

Details TBC.


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 Marg McPherson (03) 686 1494 or Justine (03) 688 8370 for more information.

KCC in South Canterbury

The KCC group meet monthly on a Sunday. Our next outing however will be a Camp to Mt Cook.

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

Past outings

Our most recent outing was to Tuhawaiki Point to learn about local iwi connections, seabirds and look at the location for a new walkway. We had a great day with about t 8 families come along and the age ranges were from 4 months - 14 years. We ended the day with a walk to the lighthouse.

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.

June 2014 (PDF)
February 2015 (PDF)