To­tara Re­serve open for sum­mer

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

Hori­zons biose­cu­rity and habi­tat pro­tec­tion man­ager Bill Mar­tyn says the re­serve went ‘live’ for camp­ing at Labour Week­end.

Home to many na­tive bird species in­clud­ing tui, fan­tail, wax eye, more­pork, bell­bird, king­fisher, kereru, tomtit and white­head, Bill says on­go­ing pest con­trol ef­forts have boosted the birdlife in the re­serve.

Vis­i­tors will also no­tice that sig­nage has been up­graded mak­ing it eas­ier to lo­cate trails and sig­nif­i­cant places. Fur­ther up­grades are planned for a num­ber of bridges and board­walks.

Camp Kereru ad­ja­cent to Camp Rangi Woods, is get­ting a new play­ground thanks to $20,000 worth of fund­ing from the East­ern and Cen­tral Com­mu­nity Trust. Across the road, Camp Kahikatea, has new elec­tric bar­be­ques sim­i­lar to the ones at Camp Kereru.

Book­ings are nec­es­sary for pow­ered sites through Kelly on 06 3294 737. Un­pow­ered sites op­er­ate on a first-in first-served ba­sis.

Visit hori­zons.govt.nz for in­for­ma­tion.

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