Mahoe-nui Bush is a patch of remnant forest located in one of the gullies above Sumner valley, in the Port Hills.

The North Canterbury Branch of Forest and Bird and the Sumner Environment Group are helping the Christchurch City Council with the restoration of this lovely site.

They always welcome more volunteers! 

Date Time Location Postponement date
Saturday 25 March 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 1 April
Saturday 29 April 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 6 May
Saturday 1 July 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 8 July
Saturday 29 July 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 5 August
Saturday 2 September 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 9 September
Saturday 23 September 9.15am to 11.30am Upper Mahoe-nui 30 September

How to get to Mahoe-nui Bush upper

Head up to Evans Pass (the road at the back of Sumner). Turn right and in 900m you will come to Mahoe-nui Bush on the left.

The site is fenced and you will see the native plantings up the gully. There is only space for a few cars at the site so please carpool.