The Dunedin Amenities Society

Monthly Archives: July 2011

Despite the recent snow the work has continued on at Craigieburn, and contractors have completed the new forest track that now links the bush to the open farm paddocks. Delta  has done an excellent job of laying in the new gravel surface which is a gentle undulating walk that links Craigieburn to the Ross Creek network. The new track will take a few weeks to settle in and while it is not “officially” open people… Read More

The day was grey and cool for the Society’s tree planting programme at Woodhaugh Gardens on July 23rd, but it certainly didn’t dampen people’s spirit. Over 50 people brought their favourite spade and donned their gumboots to plant trees at Woodhaugh with the Society. Specimen Kahikatea, Totara and Rimu trees were planted by Sir Alan Mark, Les Cleveland and members of the Calvert family, while a further 500 native restoration species were planted in two areas of the reserve by… Read More

Two generations of the descendents of Elizabeth Sherriff visited Craigieburn recently to view the restoration works being undertaken by the Society. Mrs Sherriff’s grand-daughters Nora Burgess and Ethel Templeton along with Ethel’s daughter and Elizabeth’s great grand-daughter Robin Bennie spent time at the site looking at various restorative works being undertaken. Their impression was enthusiastic and they spent time discussing their own memories of the former dairy farm. It was the first time Ethel had… Read More

Launch of the Alexander Bathgate Arbor Day Awards After devastating winds earlier this year destroyed many significant  trees in Woodhaugh Gardens the Dunedin Amenities Society, with the assistance of Les Cleveland, has donated $3,000 of native plants to help the Dunedin City Council restore the reserve which suffered extensive damage to its forest canopy from the gale force winds in May.  The clean-up from that damage is on-going.The Society will hold a public… Read More