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  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.

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

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

In Dunedin we undersell our landscape and heritage assets that devalues the experience of visiting these areas. Paul Pope addressed the Amenities Society and discussed the need to improve and invest in or landscape for positive community and
economic growth.

The recent publication  in the Otago Daily Times of the events around the mining of the sand dunes at Ocean Beach Domain in the 1880’s was a very timely one in a national sense. The recent debate over the mining of protected areas and the significant protest held in Auckland reminds us that we have much to learn from the fables of history. At Ocean Beach the Crown irrevocably damaged the dunes and were made… Read More