Innovate or Perish

News & Events

New Ideas Wanted! “Innovate or perish” has been a maxim of the business world in the 21st century as the forces of globalisation and digitalisation ramped up the pace of change and the pressure on all organisations, public or private, profit-focused or community-focused. The CHS is no exception to these pressures and the challenge is … Read More

November 2014 Quiz Time Q & A

Quiz Time

Test your geographical knowledge & name the pass! 1. Hanmer to St Arnaud 2. Springfield to Castle Hill 3. Omarama to Tarras 4. Engineers Corner to Springs Junction 5. Thorrington to Diamond Harbour

Hinewai Reserve

Recent Tours & Photos

Hinewai is a 1250 hectare reserve in the southeastern corner of Banks Peninsula (east of Akaroa). It is owned and managed privately by the Maurice White Native Forest Trust but freely open to the public who walk its 16 kilometre network of tracks and liken it to  a mini National Park on the doorstep of … Read More

From the President – November 2014

From the Board

What a month of contrasts this has been and I am not talking just about the weather. Our drive way is now clear and clean with parking much improved. Oderings night was a huge success with so many of you coming. The Cafe food was great and the savings on gardening goods was excellent. Many … Read More

Changes afoot

From the Board

As the implementation of our strategic plan gathers pace members can expect a few changes in the months ahead. Some projects such as the Orchards in Schools will be put on hold pending another funding round as well as the requisite seasonal change. Others such as the Winter Speaker Series, Interactive Horticulture Workshops and Special … Read More

Congratulations to our Spring Garden Award Winners!


Home Gardens by Class Class 1 McMillan Brown Challenge Award Winner with a 4 Star Plus Garden Peter Lawrence, 1 Watermill Boulevard, Northwood Class 2 Lindsay Russell Challenge Award Winner with a 5 Star Garden Peter Van Der Zee, 9 Clipper Place, Redwood 4 Star Plus Garden Carol Skinner, 26 Applefield Court, Northwood 4 Star Garden Kevin … Read More