Next Welcome Day Saturday 24th April 2021
Join us for a day of relaxing, volunteering and fun.
The boat pick up is at 10am from Back Beach (and the Portobello side by prior arrangement), return at 3.30pm. $15pp return or $10 for children for the boat. Bring a packed lunch; we’ll provide Fairtrade tea and coffee. Bookings preferably via the web page (or firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you’d like to, we welcome help with the first of this year’s plantings, weed control, caring for seedlings, and other jobs. We’d like you to take time to explore and unwind too!
There is usually a Welcome Day on the last Saturday or Sunday of each month. Find out more about our Welcome Days here. For regular updates, follow our Facebook group, sign up to our email Newsletter or contact us.
Parking. Please use the single parks on the road outside of the Back Beach Yacht Club carpark if coming for the day or overnight.
We are part of Rewild…NZ Festival of Nature https://hail.to/wild-dunedin/publication/Jn9cZI
Our event (bookings via Port To Port Cruises & Wildlife Tours) is on 24th April, the same day as our April Welcome Day with boat transfers at 9am BB/9.30am Portobello and returns 12noon & 12.30pm. Planting and weeding and hearing stories about the recent history and exploring the island are activities on the programme.
This is the link to our event https://hail.to/wild-dunedin/publication/Jn9cZIN/article/7a2KmkQ
Weed control in picturesque places!
Volunteering and fun! Keep an eye of this page or join our Facebook group for the next opportunity.
If you don’t know how to recognise a weed, don’t worry – full ID training will be given.
Bird counts on the island
Join in with 5-minute bird counts at nine sites around the island in Autumn (April-May) and Spring (October-December).
If you think you might be interested in being involved, or would like more information, you can contact email@example.com
Some previous special events on the Island:
In early 2020 we were able to award artists Lynn Taylor and Eli Joseph each a short paid Residency on the Island. Lynn did wonderful experimentation with cyantype printing on the island, and gifted us a workshop and beautiful book as a record of the residencies. Eli was on the island in February, and worked on developing a script and production plan for a piece of contemporary physical theatre about the conscientious objector, Archibald Baxter. In addition, the QIKTC Council offered short retreats to Jo St Baker, Brigid Allan, Kirstin Bebell, and Iona Winter.