The Dunedin Amenities Society

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The Society has for the last two years continued to lobby the Dunedin City Council over the illegal use  of the Town Belt as a parking area. The Society have stressed to the Council their obligations under the Reserves Act 1977 to ensure the protection of the Town Belt as an important landscape and ecological area. The Otago Daily Times has reported that enforcement will be undertaken to ensure that this blight on… Read More

After a year of waiting the society finally received information from the Otago Regional Council on their programme of works for this problem in the City. While the programme seeks compliance the Society will keep a weather eye on this issue and the performance of the Council. PDF copy of OMB Blocks – Dunedin Old Mans Beard Programme Take our poll and help the Dunedin Amenities Society eradicate this pest from our… Read More

The Society has completed the mapping of the Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) vine in the areas adjacent  to the Town Belt. What it has found is disturbing with nearly 200 sites in and around the Belt. Old Man’s Beard (Clematis vitalba) is a significant threat to the health of the Town Belt and its forest composition. Its prolific seed production make it a very serious pest plant and one thats needs eradication from… Read More