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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Orokonui Sanctuary trip

This trip is organised by DCHE, but they have invited all Dunedin home edders:

Hi Everyone,

Julie has asked me to pass on further information about the trip she is planning to the bird sanctuary.

She tells me that she has gone and looked over the sanctuary, and that it is magnificent, and well worth a visit. She has talked to the education team at the facility and is excited about what they will be offering us.

We have been tremendously blessed with the Sanctuary offering us an extremely discounted price for entrance ($5 per child, with adults free), which Julie has worked to gain for us. You are welcome to invite other family members (such as Grandparents) to join us for the trip, but due to the facilities great generosity to us as a group, we would ask that extra adults would make a donation to the facility if they attend.

Whilst the Sanctuary is confident that families with children in prams will be able to move freely over the site, Julie tells me that people need to be aware that there are some very steep sections, and steps in places, which could make prams quite a challenge. However, she feels that the parts that are accessible are well worth the visit in themselves.

The date of the trip is tentatively planned as September 24th (the last day of the term), however this is dependant on the nesting times of the birds, as during certain times sections of the facility will be closed to the public. A date earlier in Sept may be necessary.

Any who are interested can either text Julie (no phone calls on cell phone please) or ring her on home phone. Would you please also tell her the name and ages of the children attending, as it will assist in the organisation of the trip.

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