Port Hills Fires

The Port Hills fires in February 2017 have seriously impacted the Summit Road Society’s Ohinetahi Reserve on the Port Hills. The Summit Road Society was the hardest hit landowner from the fires, with a huge loss in native biodiversity in Ohinetahi Reserve. 83 hectares of the reserve was burnt. Up to 1.3km of fencing also needs replacing.

If you are able to make a donation to support Summit Road Society volunteers in the restoration of Ohinetahi Reserve to preserve the landscape and remaining biodiversity, please see how to make a donation.

Related news articles:

Students knuckle down to Port Hills regeneration. The Press, 9 July 2017.

Chch Dilemmas: Are there signs of life four months after Port Hills fires? The Press, 3 July 2017.

Records, rain and red faces at the Christchurch marathon. The Press, 4 June 2017.

Christchurch marathon runners will all contribute to Port Hills restoration. The Press, 1 June 2017.

Port Hills fires spark research. Radio New Zealand, 21 May 2017.

ASB Christchurch Marathon raising money to regenerate fire-ravaged Port Hills. NZ Herald, 12 May 2017.

Port Hills fires finally extinguished. Radio New Zealand, 20 April 2017.

Co-ordinating Christchurch’s Port Hills Fire regeneration ‘a pretty complex task’. The Press, 17 March 2017.

Port Hills recovery will take ‘decades’. Radio New Zealand, 6 March 2017.

Plans under way to replace native trees lost in Christchurch’s Port Hills fire. The Press, 22 February 2017.

Port Hills fires: Decades of conservation work up in flames. The Press, 17 February 2017.