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 – current status, on 12 May 2021: A huge Thank You to all project contributors. Follow or write to us… Continue reading Predator Free Cashmere

Community resilience

This post conveys the importance of working together as a community. Surviving the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-2011, CRA then became important in local recovery. We weathered a range of further storms, developing our emergency response framework. Church and council corruption seriously stalled our community in 2018, however. Ref. More advice will follow. Watch for… Continue reading Community resilience

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 PÅ«taringamotu and Ōtautahi kainga (habitations, preceding Christchurch) then up and over the ‘port… Continue reading Cashmere history alive