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(Last updated May 2013)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Orokonui Ecosanctuary Trip

From Julie Wiel:

The trip is scheduled for Friday, 24th September....if weather is bad we will postpone till 4th term (could be hard to schedule, so please pray for good weather).

Cost: $5 per child, babies are free, but a donation would be nice. Extra adults please make a donation.

Make sure you wear walking shoes - it is a downhill 90 minute walk to see the saddlebacks & NZ's tallest tree (this is an optional walk). You will need water bottle & jacket. Transport back up the hill will be provided.

You can bring your own lunch, or buy at the cafe there (pretty pricey) if you are staying the whole day.

Morning: 3 groups for children
* 7 years & below (incl. pre-schoolers)
* 8-11 years
* 12 years & upwards.

Littlies will be doing fun stuff & walking to a viewing platform

8-11 year olds will be working with "tracker tunnels" for catching pests (made with ink and cardboard).

Older ones will be tree planting. We can put up a plaque, but cost for this is $100, so let Julie know if you are keen.

If you take the motorway out to blueskin nursery (at Waitati) the sanctuary is signposted from there (initially brown signs, and then later changing). Please allow plenty of time as it is a long windy road up to the sanctuary.

We need to start promptly at 10.00 am, so please make sure you arrive early.

There are still places available if you are keen to come along.

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