Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Orokonui Ecosanctuary News June 2007

A General Manager for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has been appointed.
She is Chris Baillie and has recently returned to Dunedin after
working on various ecological projects in Australia. She comes highly
qualified and full of enthusiasm. We hope you will be able to meet her
at our next local meeting which will be on August 15th.

At the May 16 meeting the Trust announced their decision confirming
that the main entrance and visitor centre is to remain at Mihiwaka
(Blueskin Rd). I would like to thank Graeme Bennett for agreeing to
present his proposal to the May 2 meeting, and for answering all those
questions including the difficult, the heated and the occasionally
personal. Thank you Graeme.

I would also like to thank the almost 100 people who attended that
meeting and showed their overwhelming support for the ecosanctuary
project.

To mark the closing of the fence a walk (approx 2 ½ hrs) from top
(Blueskin Rd) to bottom (Orokonui Rd) will be held. The date depends
on when the fence is completed and notification of the walk date will
be by email and notices in the usual places.

For further information on the ecosanctuary see our box at the
Blueskin Bay Library or visit www.orokonui.org.nz

by Sue Hensley

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