Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society
HSIS was formed in 2004 by the Hamurana community, concerned about how dilapidated the reserve had become under the previous two concession holders. The society has worked steadily to help restore the reserve to its former state.
This is done through volunteer working bees, clearing rubbish, running pest control operations, removing weeds as well as new plantings of native plants that has now run into multiple of acres replanted. In 2009 HSIS created the Ynys Fraser Walkway, an alterntive route to Hangarua Spring through the restoration work area.
Weedbusting at Hamurana Springs
Funding for the planting of native trees has come from Environment Bay of Plenty’s Environmental Enhancement fund. Other contributions and in-kind support has come from the Department of Conservation
You can help
Anyone physically capable of participating in planting, track forming or contributing to signage/visitor information boards can join in voluntary activities once a month.
Ph: +64 7 332 2556