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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Quarantine Island workdays

Quarantine Island have work days about once a month, where you can get a boat out to the island, spend the morning planting trees or whatever, have a potluck lunch and spend the afternoon sifting around the island. Just the sort of thing SHEAFies might be into :) Here's some info for anyone who has a hankering for an island adventure...

Quarantine Island workdays

The St Martin Island Community welcomes you to share this island in Otago Harbour.

Kamau Taurua was first used by the tangata whenua as a place to set nets, then the island was Otago's quarantine station from 1863-1914.

Now, and for over 50 years, the St Martin Island Community are guardians of the Island. Its members promote a rich and practical spiritual dimension to life there and in the wider community.

The island is a public recreation reserve and visitors are welcome. It is managed jointly by the Community and the Department of Conservation.

There are regular volunteer workdays on the Island, usually on the morning of the last Saturday in the month. On these days boat transport is provided by the Community. For 2010 the dates are below and a welcoming flyer is on their website.

Sun 29 Aug
Sat 25 Sept
Sat 30 Oct

For more information, see their website

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