Oct 142013

The following is an extract from a presentation by Karen Maw who is a second year student at the Southern Institute of Technology, studying Environmental Management.  She is being assisted by Matt Milner, a first year student studying the same course, who is interested in developing a third year project of his own. Karen states: […]

Jul 032013

The next evening in the Otatara Landcare Group Winter Series is at 49 Bryson Road [Bush Haven], at 7.30 pm on Monday, 8 July 2013. If you’re having trouble with animal pests, this is the evening for you! Come to the downstairs lounge, there’s lots of space. We’ll start off with a light-hearted pest animals […]

Aug 112012

A meeting was held at the Otatara Community Church in Oreti Road, on Wednesday, 8 August where 36 people were entertained by Peter McClelland from DoC Southland with slides of off-shore pest eradication and ideas on how we can all help our local birdlife. Spring is almost here and the birds are showing nesting signs […]

Jul 242012

Otatara Pestbusters Meeting TIME TO SPRING INTO ACTION Where: Otatara Community Church, Oreti Road When: Wednesday 8 August 2012 7.00 pm Who: Otatara Pestbusters & others Please join us to hear the latest from Otatara Pestbusters and others on pest control in their patch.  The special guest speaker is Peter McClelland who is world-renowned for […]

Feb 252012

Click here for the flyer Help protect this community asset from being smothered by Chilean flame creeper Where :                   Bowmans Bush (Otatara) Spence Avenue entrance  When:                    Monday, 5th March 2012, 7-8.30 pm (if you’re that keen) What to bring:     Gardening gloves can be useful  Want more information?  Please call Randall Milne – Environment Southland […]

Jan 312012

                           ARE YOU A PESTBUSTER?  WEBSITE NOW OPEN Otatara Pestbusters now have a website, www.otatara-pestbusters.org for you to visit, to keep in touch with our achievements.  Look at the map and see where the flags are: Pestbusters committee are covering the ICC Reserves. It’s time for all Otatara people to look after their properties. We’ve […]

Jan 262012

On Saturday, 26 November 2011 an Open Day was held at the Southland Community Nursery, where several Pestbusters members were on hand to assist with pest-busting products and advice.  Once again, a few new people signed up and product was sold.

Nov 082010
Open Day 6 November 2010

On 6 November 2010 an Open Day was held at the Southland Community Nursery, and also for Pestbusters at 49 Bryson Road, where at 1.30 pm three rehabilitated kereru were released.  Colin Bishop assisted residents with pest control enquiries. This photo was taken by Southland Times Photographer, Robyn Edie.

Sep 152010
First Workshop

On Saturday, 11th September 2010,  26 people attended a workshop at the Community Nursery.  Tim Riding from ES talked about pests and how to control them.  Randall Milne, Brian Rance and Nathan Cruickshank assisted Otatara residents on how and where to put traps on their properties, and other helpful suggestions.  Committee members Russell and May […]

Jun 152010

On 9th June 2010 a public meeting was held in the Otatara Community Centre with four very interesting talks – scientist Ralph Powlesland talked about the DoC Kereru and Tui research project, highlighting the impact of predators on these birds.  Local photographer Jason Hosking showed photography from two tui nests which he followed the progress […]