NEWS

The mighty kahikatea

27 June 2019
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DID YOU KNOW the oldest tree we have at Living Springs is over 800 years old! Kahikatea is New Zealand’s tallest indigenous tree, sometimes reaching 65 metres in height.   The trunks have a long slender appearance topped by a smallish ragged crown. In autumn, numerous forest birds feed on its abundant red berries. Before humans…

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Winter camps are awesome!

11 June 2019
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Sweaty hot days, the sun burning your skin. Applying sun screen every 5 minutes.  Balmy warm evenings, pesky mozzies zooming around. Is this what you associate with camp? Think again! Winter camps are the bomb. Truly they are. Winter may not be known as camp season, but just because the temperatures dip, it doesn’t mean…

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Thank you Aorangi

04 June 2019
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The Aorangi Sponsorship Programme exists to make camp available to all and ensure that none of our children are excluded. The impact several days at camp can have on children is huge. These are a couple of the thank you letters we recently received. Please contact us if your company would like to sponsor a…

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Some very special guests

06 May 2019
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We were very humbled to have been able to meet some very special, courageous and strong people this weekend. We invited the families of the Christchurch Mosque shooting victims to join us for a family day. Hoping we could provide a little relief in such a difficult time. It was lovely to see some smiles…

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Visit us for a week, a weekend of even just a day!

27 March 2019
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Community groups from all walks of life join us at Living Springs. Some come for a weekend, some stay a week. Yesterday the lovely members of the Rolleston combined Probus club joined us for a morning programme.  The club for retired or semi-retired people came to see what Living Springs is all about. We had…

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Whitau School comes to camp

20 March 2019
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We were very excited to welcome our first Aorangi sponsored School of 2019 to Living Springs last week. Whitau School (formerly Linwood North) joined us for a programme packed with fun and educational activities, many of which the kids had never experienced before. Do you know, for instance, what a cow’s udder feels like? According…

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New Envirocamp

15 March 2019
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Exciting news from us today. Last week we piloted our new Envirocamp, which was generously supported by the Lyttelton Port Company. Year 4 students from Diamond Harbour School joined us on our quest towards healing the environment of the Harbour.  The move towards an Eco-Sanctuary on our unique 420-hectare property started over 40 years ago…

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Macpac Get’s It!

25 February 2019
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Today we are thrilled to have Macpac on board as one of our Aorangi Sponsorship supporters.  Aorangi Sponsorship Programme encourages businesses to help fund schools from vulnerable communities to attend school camp.  The benefits of school camp is well researched and we see the positive impact of camp everyday at Living Springs. It has been shown…

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Sustainability Intern

14 February 2019
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We are excited to have Elizabeth interning at Living Springs for the next few months! Elizabeth is from the U.S. and has worked at camps and conservation jobs all over the country. She is currently studying Sustainability at the University of South Dakota and she will be helping create environmental based curriculum and implementing sustainable…

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Kids Camp Leaders Wanted

29 January 2019
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Living Springs is on the lookout for young volunteer leaders for our Residential Kids Holiday Programmes. Our programmes run one week each school holiday for kids 8-12 years old so we look for our leaders to be 15+. All food and accommodation is included. It is a great opportunity to work with young kids and…

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