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The weather forecast is not that great for Sunday. In these situations there is always the temptation of the electric blanket to seduce your will, especially when the rain is dancing on the roof. Craigieburn is the chance  to embrace your settler spirit and brave the elements like your forbears would have done. Hipflasks are now optional.

Craigieburn is a regionally and arguably a nationally significant cultural landscape that intertwines the natural beauty of an untouched piece of mature rimu forest and the archaeological and historical records of colonial settlement and early conservation.

The Dunedin City Council Parks team have replaced the diseased beech tree that was removed at the main entrance to the park and protected the area with a new post and chain barrier. The Society thanks the DCC Parks team for sorting out an unsightly area that had become a muddy mire. While there is still work to be done in levelling the site and sowing new grass its great to see some… Read More

  The Otago Daily Times report on proposed options for filling in the reservoir at Ross Creek is a worrying situation that may have profound effects on this beautiful area of the city. Its importance as a significant  conservation, recreation and heritage site cannot be undervalued and careful consideration must be given to its future. It appears that the  cracks in the dam have left it in need of urgent repairs that must be undertaken in the… Read More

The removal of the beech was unfortunate and has made this area unsightly. The repair will improve the area considerably.

Its been 60 years since the Dunedin Ameities Society brought Craigieburn and in the International Year of Biodiversity we have something to celebrate!