The restoration programme is well underway. Yesterday, Graham Douglas (Forest Manager for Grandy Lake Forest), John Syme (Leasee of Homestead farm) and Nic Caviale Delzescaux (Project Coordinator) went for a field visit along the Whangawehi stream. The last piles of willows are burning after a long await for a rural fire permit. The remaining logs will be buried early next week just before the fencing contractor starts erecting a 3 km fence. The lay out of the fence line was discussed at length ! between the three parties. The field trip gave the opportunity to finalise the plans for the extension of the farm water supply to provide water for stock. Weather permitting the work should start soon.
Thank you to Burgis contracting and HBRC for assisting the group with their expertise and knowledge around tree extraction.