When: Sunday 16th February Start 10.00am
What: Northland Branch visit Blueberry growers Mike and Robin, and more.
Where: Kaiikanui Rd, Hikurangi.
10.00am From Whangarei take SH1 north then Old Russell Rd, then Pigs Head Road, then onto Kaiikanui Rd. Mike and Robin’s property is situated approximately 5.5 kms from the beginning of Kaiikanui Rd.
Venue will be signposted.
12.30 Travel to Graeme and Dora’s (approximately 2 kms further up the same road) Kaikanui Rd for a pooled lunch.
After lunch we will discuss saw milling and the use of timber on your property. The use of a portable sawmill will be showcased and explained.
We also have a guest speaker who has had decades of woodland experience in the UK.
He will discuss coppicing and charcoal making; his latest kiln will be there to view.
Finishing approximately 4.00 pm.
Bring: sturdy footwear, earmuffs (if you have them), contribution for lunch, bags of enthusiasm.
Baerbel’s property at Mt Tiger, east of Onerahi
David and Bridget’s olive orchard, with a demo of olive pressing.