Field Trips - Thursday, 05 December 2019

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Field trips will only be run if they meet a sufficient minimum attendance. This will be determined following the close of the early bird deadline on 18 October. As much advanced notice will be provided as possible.

These field trips run concurrently. All pricing is listed inclusive of GST. 

*The organising committee reserves the right to cancel a trip offering a full refund (of the field trip fee only) or ability to change to another available trip.


08.30 - 16.30            Field trip 1: Hinewai Nature ReserveNZ $60.00               
09.00 - 17.00Field trip 2: Quail IslandNZ $65.00
09.00 - 14.30Field trip 3: Port Hills FireNZ $35.00
09.00 - 15.30Field trip 4: Red Zone and Riccarton BushNZ $35.00

Field Trip 1: 08.30 - 16.30
Hinewai Nature Reserve

Hinewai is an ecological restoration project on Banks Peninsula, privately owned and managed by the Maurice White Native Forest Trust. Hinewai Reserve occupies 1250 hectares in the south-eastern corner of Banks Peninsula on the South Island’s east coast. This trip will be led by Hugh Wilson.

Bring your water bottle, dress for a hike and togs for a possible swim. Packed lunches provided.

Field Trip 2: 09.00 - 17.00
Quail Island

This trip will entail a ferry trip to Quail Island in the middle of Lyttleton Harbour. Quail Island is a key site for ecological restoration and has been the site of an extensive pest management control programme. 

It is of great cultural significance.Come dressed for hiking and bring your togs for the possibility of a swim in Lyttleton Harbour. Packed lunch provided but bring your own water bottle.

Field Trip 3: 09.00 - 14.30
Port Hills Fire

This field trip will travel along the scenic Summit Road across the top of the Port Hills. Stops will include areas that were burnt during the 2017 Port Hills Fires and restoration sites established by Christchurch City Council. 

Lunch is BYO or can be purchased from the Blue Duck Café towards the end of the field trip.Wear suitable hiking clothing and footwear and bring your own water bottle.

Field Trip 4: 09.00 - 15.30
Red Zone and Riccarton Bush

Did you go on the 2015 field trip? Time to see the change and hear the updates on urban reserves, greening plans for the red zone and earthquake impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Visits sites within and around the city with native biodiversity values, looking at both original areas and the newer established areas within the red zone. 

This trip will also include a stop at Riccarton Bush Canterbury’s sole remnant of kahikatea floodplain forest.


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This conference is organised bConferences & Events Ltd, Nelson, Wellington & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.