North Canterbury: Mahoe-nui Bush Spring Plant Care Day Lower Site

Join us for a plant maintenance day to look after the plants at Mahoe-nui Bush, a patch of remnant forest on the Port Hills behind  Sumner. 

Help release me from all this grass!

Please join us for our Spring plant maintenance day at Lower Mahoe-nui Bush. We will be releasing the native plants from grass and vegetation so they have the air and light to survive and to remove competition to aid their survival.

What to bring. Please wear gumboots or sturdy boots (gumboots are best if it is wet or dewy as the site is covered in long grass). Please bring a drink bottle, warm clothes, a rainjacket etc and a snack. 

 Equipment. Equipment is provided but feel free to bring your own gardening gloves and hedge clippers if you have them. 

Kids welcome, although they would need to team up with an adult.

How to get there
To get to the site drive up Evans Pass Road (the road at the back of Sumner) and park facing downhill in the Rapanui Bush layby (the layby is on the left driving uphill, just after the first big hairpin bend). If here is no room here then park at Evans Pass and we can shuttle you down or you can walk.

For instructions to the site and maps, please click the link here.

Location of the site:

Further Information:

To find out more about Mahoe-nui Bush Restoration project, please visit our main webpage  or contact Helen (, 03 981 4617, 021 023 26155) or Vicky (, 021 029 70450).

Postponement date: 18th November 2017, 9.15-11.30am