Ohinetahi Reserve Port Hills Fire Restoration Fund

$9,169 donated
Given by 79 generous donors in around 7 months

Donate to help the Summit Road Society restore the 83 hectares of Ohinetahi Reserve destroyed in the 2017 Port Hills fires.


Port Hills Fires

The recent Port Hills fires have seriously impacted the Summit Road Society's Ohinetahi Reserve on the Port Hills.

The Summit Road Society was the hardest hit landowner from the fires, with a huge loss in native biodiversity in Ohinetahi Reserve. 83 hectares of the reserve was burnt. Up to 1.3km of fencing also needs replacing.

Ohinetahi Reserve is publicly accessible and is looked after by a group of volunteers who have spent thousands of hours over the years doing a variety of tasks. This includes building and maintaining walking tracks, weed control, predator control, as well as native planting.

More About Ohinetahi Reserve

The Ohinetahi Bush Reserve, owned and managed by the Summit Road Society might be considered the flagship of the Society. It is an area of 150 hectares which stretches from above Governors Bay to Allandale, generally above the 150 metre contour, reaching to the crater rim of the ancient Lyttelton volcano.

The Reserve has a Queen Elizabeth II covenant over it and is therefore protected in perpetuity. It is of rugged terrain, steep but shallow gullies, spurs, ridges, massive rock outcrops and intrusions, with strong volcanic characteristics. As viewed from Governors Bay main road it is scenically spectacular, as are the views from the Reserve looking across the Lyttelton Harbour basin and the surrounding hills.

For more information: http://www.summitroadsociety.org.nz/?page_id=66

Summit Road Society's involvement (page creator)

The Summit Road Society owns and manages Ohinetahi Bush Reserve, considered the flagship of the Society. The Society would like to assist our volunteers in the large project to regenerate the reserve after the recent Port Hills fires.

About us

The Summit Road Society (Inc.), formed in 1948, aims to further the vision of Harry Ell, by working to enhance, preserve and protect the nature, beauty and open character of the hills of Banks Peninsula for people to enjoy

Use of funds

Your donation will go to support Summit Road Society volunteers in the restoration of Ohinetahi Reserve to preserve the landscape and remaining biodiversity.

This will include purchasing Port Hills native plants to replace those that were lost, and spreading seed in ther burnt reserve this autumn.

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Latest donations

Home Grown Kids Canterbury
Home Grown Kids Canterbury on 30 Jun 2017
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 28 Jun 2017
Avonhead Baptist Kids
Avonhead Baptist Kids on 14 Jun 2017
Children at the church raised this money to help restore the Port Hills. Thank you for your important work.
Creative clay studio
Creative clay studio on 08 Jun 2017
Governor's Bay School
Governor's Bay School on 08 Jun 2017
Donation from the children and PTA of Governor's Bay School

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This page was created on 2 Mar 2017 and closed on 30 Sep 2017.