Chance to walk local gully gem

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The Tamahere Gully Care group is visiting one of Tamahere’s little-known treasures this Sunday, May 6 – the restored gully that forms part of the 10ha Tamahere Eventide property.

A picturesque pond

This large gully has been progressively revegetated since 1995 by a number of keen residents and includes a network of tracks, beautiful vistas and ponds.

Currently the challenging task has been taken up most enthusiastically by former farming octogenarians, Noel and Elva Turner. The picturesque, wooded slopes leading to the Mangaone Stream are a credit to the Turners and the many others who have laboured long and hard before them.

Click here for an earlier story and slideshow of the gully’s views.

People keen not to miss experiencing the gully are invited to meet just inside the Cherry Lane entrance to the Tamahere Eventide at 1.30pm on Sunday. Good walking shoes advised.

Tamahere has an active gully care group and a community native plant nursery offering low cost plants to locals. The nursery is open on the first Sunday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, on Devine Road, behind the Tamahere Community Centre or other activities are planned for the day. Reminders of upcoming days and invitations to go along to them are posted on the Tamahere Forum.

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