North Canterbury: Mahoe-nui Bush Autumn Plant Care Day Upper Site

Join us for a plant maintenance day to look after the plants at Mahoe-nui Bush, a patch of remnant forest on the Port Hills behind  Sumner. 

Help release me from all this grass!

Please join us for our Autumn plant maintenance day at the Upper Site.  We will be releasing the native plants from grass and vegetation so they have the air and light to survive and to remove competition to aid their survival.

What to bring. Please wear gumboots or sturdy boots (gumboots are best if it is wet or dewy as the site is covered in long grass). Please bring a drink bottle, warm clothes, a rainjacket etc and a snack. 

 Equipment. Equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own gardening gloves and hedge clippers if you have them. 

Kids welcome, although they would need to team up with an adult.

How to get there. Drive up to Evans Pass (behind Sumner) and turn right onto the Summit Road and after 900m park on the left. The site is fenced and you will see the plantings. There is limited parking so would be great if you could carpool with some others if possible. 

Location of the site:

For directions and maps, please click here.

Further information. Please click here for more info, or contact Peter Hansen (, 326 6831, 021 0235 4473) or Vanessa (, 021 02556918).

Postponement date: 25th Feb, 9.15-11.30am