The Dunedin Amenities Society

The Craigieburn Byre is an intriguing structure that has been an academic and physical challenge to interpret and restore. The scale of the stone armouring and stock race combined with the nature and layout...

The first thing you think of when you see deliberate acts of vandalism is why? Why would you bother exerting such energy? What rage boils inside some of our citizens that...

The first stages of the restoration and stabilisation of the historic dry stone wall at Craigieburn was started yesterday. Several large trees that were growing through the wall and were disturbing its stability were...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Students from Portobello School had the opportunity to learn more about colonial life on their recent visit to Craigieburn last week. Nearly 50 children from years 4-8 and their teachers and...