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Field trip to Purehurehu Point

Saturday 25th November, 2017

Start time: 8:30 AM

Finish time: 4:00 PM

On this trip we will visit a recently convenanted remnant of coastal Otago vegetation located on a private farm. Known to the locals as Windy Point it is more correctly Purehurehu Point, (Māori for moth), and dissects the northern coastal beaches of Whareakeake and Kaikai. Like nearby Heyward Point it is an area that is both botanically and scenically valuable. As well as botanising, some may like to walk down to the beach at Kaikai, visiting the historic caves that have been associated with early whalers, and in more recent times, as a favourite holiday destination for some locals. Rain date, Sunday 26 November. Meet at Botany Department carpark 8.30 am, returning 4 pm.

Contact Robyn Bridges, phone: (03) 472 7330.