TALKS:  Please note: Unless otherwise stated talks are held on the second Wednesday of each month except for December and January.   The venue is Tahunanui School Hall, Muritai Street, Tahunanui. All talks start at 7:30pm.  Contributions for the sales table are most welcome. Gold coin donation please towards hall hire and supper. Car pool to minimise global footprint.

WALKS:  Please wear appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and gear to cope with weather changes, take sun block, lunch, drinks and snacks.  Contact the Trip Leader for more information.  

For queries on any part of the programme contact or phone 5450989 


Wednesday 9 May   Potluck Dinner, AGM, Evening Talk by Stuart Hanchet about Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery

6 pm  Potluck dinner.  Please bring a plate of food (main or dessert).
This will be followed by the AGM at 7.30 pm.
8 pm The Ross Sea Toothfish Fishery - balancing conservation with rational use.   Stuart Hanchet, Programme Leader International Fisheries, NIWA


Saturday 12 May   Pearl Creek Working Bee

Meet at the end of Cotterell Rd, Appleby at 9 am.  Targeting recently germinated seedling blackberry which are easy to pull out at this stage.  Removing plant protectors and organising for the autumn planting.  We will start in the middle at the fence line and work back towards the cycleway at the North end.  Bring gardening gloves and any favourite weeding tools, spades etc.  Sturdy footwear recommended.
For more information phone Jo Kay 544 9666 or 021 1169 877 or email


Saturday 19 May   Paremata Flats Reserve native tree planting 2018

Nelson City Council (NCC) are keen to complete the Riparian planting of the Whakapuaka River at Council owned Paremata Flats Reserve off Maori Pa Rd in Delaware Bay.  NCC are providing the plants and in conjunction with Forest and Bird are inviting the public to assist with the planting, there will be approximately 7500 trees to be planted and planting will commence on Saturday 19th May and continue every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday staring at 9 am and finishing at 4 pm until the planting is complete.  Bring spade and gloves, further enquiries to Ian Price and keep up todate on progress through the Paremata Flats Forest and Bird web site


Wednesday 13 June   Evening Talk by Beth Endres about Ranger Trainee Course

Ranger Trainee Course.   Beth Endres.  Tutor in charge of Trainee ranger course at NMIT.