Mahoe-nui Bush is a patch of remnant forest located in one of the gullies above Sumner valley, in the Port Hills.

People restoring mahoe-nui bush

The North Canterbury Branch of Forest and Bird (external link)and the Sumner Environment Group are helping the Christchurch City Council with the restoration of this lovely site.

They always welcome more volunteers to help out with native planting, plant care and pest control.

Mahoe-nui Bush Spring plant care day: lower site

When: Saturday 11 November 2017, 9.15am to 11.30am.

What: We will be releasing native plants from grass and vegetation so they have air and light and are free from competition.

Bring: Wear gumboots or sturdy boots, a drink bottle, warm clothes and a snack. You are welcome to bring your own gardening gloves and hedgeclippers although these will be provided.

Postponement date: Saturday 18 November, 9.15am to 11.30am.

How to get to Mahoe-nui Bush lower

Head up to Evans Pass (the road at the back of Sumner) and park facing downhill in the Rapanui Bush layby (the layby is on the left when driving uphill, just after the first big hairpin bend).

Check the Forest and Bird website(external link) for more information and contact details for this event.