PUKETI FOREST TRUST – COMING EVENTS

Saturday 9 November 2019

Bay of Islands Pastoral & Industrial Show

Showgrounds Road, Waimate North

The Bay of Islands P & I Show is the oldest agricultural show in New Zealand, starting in 1842.  The Show attracts around 7,000 visitors each year.

Puketi Forest Trust representatives will be there with a display to tell people about the Trust, meet Trust supporters, exchange ideas and recruit supporters and volunteers.  The show will be open from 8 am to 3:30 pm. If you are interested in what the Trust is doing, or would like to talk to us about the forest or pest control, come along, we will be pleased to see you.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Puketi Forest Trust Annual General Meeting

The Trust AGM will be held from 10:00 am on Saturday 16 November, at the Puketi Forest Headquarters trampers’ hut (Puketi Recreation Area), off Waiare Road, Kerikeri.

Following the meeting, Lesley Baigent will talk about her work with Northland kiwi and the training and use of kiwi conservation dogs.  Lesley is a retired vet and accredited kiwi handler who has worked for more than 20 years in kiwi conservation.  She trains kiwi conservation dogs, advises conservation groups on predator control and kiwi management, runs kiwi aversion training for dogs, and contracts to DOC, forestry companies and conservation groups with her dogs Tohu and Yagi to survey and manage kiwi populations.  If the weather is suitable, we will meet one of Lesley’s dogs.

We will finish with a pot luck lunch.  Please bring some food to share.  We warmly invite all our members, and their friends and family, to attend.

Saturday 1 February 2020

Puketi Forest Kauri Challenge 2020

The Puketi Forest Kauri Challenge is an annual fundraising event organised by the Puketi Forest Trust. The Challenge comprises a choice of either a full 21km tramp or a shorter 12km tramp through some of the most spectacular parts of Puketi Forest. The route passes through a diverse range of forest types, includes varied terrain and stunning views, and ends with a picnic reception at Forest Pools. A good level of fitness and some tramping experience are required.The next Challenge will be held on 1 February 2020 with a back up date of 8 February 2020.

Click here for Entry Form, Route Map and Event Information Sheet in pdf format.

For more information contact Cherry Beaver, 09 401 9313 or 021 033 6052.