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 January and December), at St. Johns Hall, Wai Iti Road, Timaru, commencing 7.30p.m.

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

Next meeting

Thursday 21st August, 7.30pm

"Seabirds of the Bounty Island and where does the Snares Island Crested Penguin go in the winter?.

Paul Sagar is a regular to our meeting, speaking every few years. He described himself as "a seabird ecologist, specialising in distribution , foraging ab population dynamics". He is a local Timaruvian and a great speaker. 



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