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… 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. https://crestnz.wordpress.com/ 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