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Predator Free Cashmere

This post outlines our efforts and success at reducing pest animals, to protect indigenous species, in Cashmere, Port Hills, Canterbury – towards a Predator Free New Zealand by the year 2050. Find us at http://www.trap.nz/project/251462/info – current status, on 12 May 2021: A huge Thank You to all project contributors. Follow or write to us…

Community resilience

This post conveys the importance of working together as a community. Surviving the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011, Cashmere Residents’ Association was able to contribute to local recovery, supporting neighbours. We weathered a range of further storms, developing our emergency response framework with some church and council (civil defence) assistance. Brazen corruption around these links stalled…

Cashmere history alive

This post relates the history of Cashmere, from ancient lore through settlement, to today. Te iringa o Kahukura is the original name for Cashmere, which was not so much a staying place as a route of passage – through the swamplands surrounding Pūtaringamotu and Ōtautahi kainga (habitations, preceding Christchurch) then up and over the ‘port…

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