Forest restoration and protection on
Bluff Hill and Bluff Harbour environments



Hedgehope School Visit

The children from Hedgehope School have been learning about the environment so their teacher Lisa McCraken, thought it would be a great idea to bring them to Motupohue to meet with the BHMET. The children were very interested in the bird life that live on the hill and the trapping system that helps keep them safe. Trust Chairperson, Estelle Leask, spoke to them about the work the trust does and showed them the trap system and how the traps operate, they were facinated to learn how many rats one pair of breeding rats produce.

Returning pūnui to Bluff Hill Motupōhue

Southland Community Nursery along with the Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust joined forces on the 1st may 2021 to ‘return the treasured native plant - pūnui/būnawe to Motupōhue’. It was an historic day - returning this taonga species to mainland New Zealand where they once thrived, but had been lost due to introduced pests.

Greenpoint restoration planting

end of planting

end of planting

Despite the rain, some fabulous people turned up to plant some baby trees at Greenpoint.

Thanks to the Invercargill City Council and Department of Corrections for preparing the site.

Giving is not just about making a donation, but making a difference!

Thank you!

Thank you!

2020 has made for an interesting year. With so much uncertainity in the world, we are so very lucky that New Zealand has decided to keep some of its focus on conservation efforts and we would like to acknowledge that massive difference that these organisations have made towards Te Korowai Whakahou Native Plant Nursery!

  • Te Runanga o Awarua donated $10, 000 towards development of the nursery site.
  • Blacks Fastners have made another amazing contribution towards the nursery, being the nails/screws that will hold the structure together!
  • Kennards Hire-Equip for their generous contribution to the work being done
  • Osborn Engineering for being there when we needed them! You have saved us hours of work and sweat!

Year 1 SIT Environmental Management Stirling Point Planting Day

The BHMET and the Year 1 SIT Environmental Management students met again at Stirling Point yesterday to continue the restoration planting on the Oyster Cove to Gunpit walk way.

This Year 1 group were a hardy bunch - they tackled the cooler weather and they lugged a whopping 500 plants up the hill before getting down and planting.

A big thanks to the Year 1 students, the BHMET volunteers on the day and ICC for donating this years plants.