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Okuti Club


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Nestled in the beautiful Okuti  Valley  next to the Okuti Valley Stream is the Okuti Valley Recreation and Sports  Club.  The Club is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who organise regular working bees to keep the beautiful grounds in tip top order. If you would like to join  this group of volunteers or renew your existing subscription  email

The Club has a Google Groups list that is used to  email  all members this is  You gain access to this by joining the Club.

The Club is housed in an Historic School and is a popular venue to hire  for many groups and individuals for meetings, functions and weddings. The Hall is able to seat 40.  A marquee can be comfortably erected on the grounds for extra space.

The club currently has 88 members.  Membership entitles you to use of the Club Facilities which include the Clubs Sports equipment, piano, and grounds and Hall  when they have not been hired.

To hire the hall contact Janet Wills  email or phone 3251 929

NEXT MEETING – Wednesday, August  28th, 2019 at    7.30pm at the Hall.  Items for the Agenda contact the Secretary  Gregg Schonland email

Memberships expire at the end of  May annually.
Please pay direct to club account to re-new through to 31 May 2019
$10 per person or $30 per family
03-1584-0024704-000    Reference “Membership” and your name.
And reply to this email, to let me know who you’ve paid for – we need to know names of all our members.  Also to update us with your contact details.

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Allison at the Trap LibraryThe Little River Trap Library operates out of the Bowling Club Building on the 2nd Sunday of each month 10 – 12Okuti Morepork March 2017_2 noon.  Allison Evans or one of the families who run this and also look after the track in the Okuti Valley Scenic Reserve will be there to help you with the return or hire of Traps for predators on your property.

11 June    – Sunday – 10-12noon. LITTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY OPEN.  Allison   will be available to take your return traps, or loan you some new ones and to offer help and suggestions on using them. Open every 2nd Sunday in the Month. Okuti Valley Road up the Toy Library entrance at the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club. Phone Allison 03 3251 336

Allison needs people to join the Okuti Pest Network. This would involve taking a turn to open the Trap Library. 2 hours on the 2nd Sunday of the Month once a year at the Okuti Valley Hall and walking through the Okuti Reserve twice a year to check traps (at 2 week intervals) and pull out any weeds that you may see. If you are interested in being involved Phone Allison 3251 336.   The Okuti Valley Reserve is home to the Morepork and supports some rare species of native fauna.

UPDATE ON OKUTI RIVER PROJECT – Alison ran a successful planting day  on a sunny Sunday afternoon the  25 August.  Over 25 came along for Soup and Bread and a briefing at the Okuti Valley Hall  and the numbers of volunteers swelled to about 40 in the end including someokuti river local farmers.  The group  planted and protected around 600 plants and volunteers have offered to come back over the next few weeks to finish the job off.  The Totara class from Little River School are coming next week to help out as well.

Luckily Alison had organised the CCC to dig the holes for the happy planters so the job was not to onerous for them.  The  project has won the supreme award at the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Awards this year!! That means a certificate, a trophy and $3,000 to spend –  Thanks to the Isaac Conservation Trust.  These will be presented at a function on the 17th September at the Antarctic Centre which celebrates Conservation Week.

The annual Duck Race was also held in the river on this day.  Enjoyed by the many families who came along to help.  Alison thanks  all those people who have made a contribution to the  project and reminded us that if we want to live on this planet then we had better start looking after it!!  If you would like to be involved with the Okuti River Project in any way please contact Alison

Alison  won third place last year with the Trap Library project in the  Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Awards.




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