2015 Summer Work Weekend

30+ folk came together on Summer Work Weekend (March 13-15) with laughter and fun, shovels and chainsaws, to garden, widen access alongside the dam and tidy our Settlement. The weather was delightful, the pool sprung a leak, and there was plenty of honey for all. We came together for work...

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Queen’s Birthday weekend 2014

(Friday evening, 30th May- Monday lunch, 2nd June) This weekend is seen as a tradition for the Quaker Settlement, with the community residents and visitors working alongside each other to complete a wide variety of tasks,which residents can’t achieve alone. Although some of the work is maintenance, much of the...

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TREE PLANTING OCTOBER 2013

A community tree planting was held on Sunday 5th October, to fill in some gaps below the dam (see the dam project). Not shown in these photos were lots of young kids involved, some resident and some visiting during the school holidays.

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New Olive Trees

On Saturday 17th August we hired a little red digger to uplift some  10 year old olive trees from Mark Christensen’s property. We had to dig round all sides of the tree before they could be lifted out.  And Zac enjoyed his first play in a real digger. We had...

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WOODSPLITTING

Sunday the 30th of June saw a whole day working bee to clear some of the larger rounds of wood that have built up as well as the recently felled papple trees. We hired an easy to operate modern splitter which could just about be an all age activity! There...

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY #4

And some more photos from another camera … Work in the plant nursery Cleaning up in the garden of a currently vacant rental #1 Cleaning up in the garden of a currently vacant rental #2 Looking after the Rene Orchison Harakeke Collection Trees ready for planting Planting on the hill...

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2013 #2

Some of the kids helping Alistair with a song in the concert Here are a few shots of the final morning. Jobs are being finished and tidying done. Cleaning up under the chestnut trees The tools of the trade   Some Settlers and residents starting to relax and look at...

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