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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, March 27th, 2019 at 7:30pm    7.30pm at the Hall.  Items for the Agenda contact the Secretary  Gregg Schonland

Next Club Event – A HARVEST FESTIVAL AND BBQ  is  suggested for early April. This would give people the opportunity to bring excess produce, pickled goods, etc. for swapping. It will probably be held on April, 6th from around 3pm with an early BBQ/tea. Neil offered to provide a salmon for the event.  Further details and confirmation of date to follow.


30 January – Wednesday – OKUTI RIVER PROJECT MEETING – 7.30PM at the Okuti Valley Hall.   Anyone with an interest in this project is welcome to come to help decide what is the best use for the continued future funding for next year June 2019 – June 2020 agreed to  from the BP Water Zone Committee (ECAN) and help put together a budget for the next $10K instalment.   If you cannot attend the meeting perhaps email Alison on  with your ideas and  she will take them to the meeting.  Alison will bring a spreadsheet showing what funding has been spent to date and what needs to be done to spend the remaining funding that we have for this financial year.

Update – The plants that went into the ground beside the Okuti River in the spring look amazing. They are going to be a real asset to that stretch of the river in years to come – not to mention providing habitat for the birds and insects . Thanks to a couple of kind volunteers the grass has been knocked back which will help them survive their first summer.  We also have had the new fence installed which will keep stock out of the river and this gives us more stream side to play with next year!  Funds will need to be allocated to contract someone to look at fish-passage on that stretch of the river. pest control, some remaining weed control.

Memberships expire at the end of  May annually.
Please pay direct to club account to re-new through to 31 May 2018
$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.



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