Club Christmas party, 13 December 2018
It was meant to be the club’s Christmas BBQ at the Puketapu Domain, but it ended up as a ‘shared Christmas dinner’ at our usual meeting place, the cricket club pavilion in Napier – because of poor weather.
Thirty six members, partners and friends attended, many bringing a plate of either a salad or a dessert. We had a fabulous ham (expertly cooked by Yvonne Shaw) instead of the usual barbecue meats, so this made for an easy, stress-free evening (and a truly delicious meal).
What an astonishing selection of food – the result of a brilliant group effort. And a grand time was had by all!
Kiwi Work: Sue Taylor a volunteer for ECOED keeps the group of volunteers informed on the work we are doing in the Kaweka FP. She writes about two kiwis named Mr Brookes K and Kanuka H.
Bruce and Ann from the Napier Tramping Club kindly took the sick chick, Mr Brookes K, down to Massey this morning and then drove over to Mt Bruce to pick up Kanuka H.
Apparently Mr Brookes K was down to 160 g on arrival at Massey and his poo showed dead worms, so the ivermectin dose must have worked.
Kanuka H weighed in at a whopping 490 g. Anne C delivered him up to the creche this evening.
Tx # 60 – 37 weeks battery – change date 15 August 2019
Weight 490 g
Bill – 47.79 mm
No Baycox – dose in 2 weeks
Season summary for first clutch.
17 chicks into creche, 1 mortality, 1 at Massey leaving 15 transmitted chicks in the creche.
The group are always looking for volunteers, so if you would like to contribute please contact Julia Mackie on julia at napiertrampingclub dot org dot nz
Pine Pulling: A group of trampers from Palmerston North is volunteering to keep the Kashmir Road end clear of young pine seedlings. See the attached Youtube
Daphne Hut Renovations, Ruahine FP: The air force assisted DoC in the recent reno. See the article in Stuff