Society makes its mark

The Town Belt Traverse will start at the Southern Cemetery and finish 8.2km later at Woodhaugh...
The Town Belt Traverse will start at the Southern Cemetery and finish 8.2km later at Woodhaugh Gardens.
DUNEDIN AMENITIES SOCIETY 

Being 131 years old is a significant achievement for any organisation, particularly when that organisation has been as active as the Dunedin Amenities Society has been. Founded in October 1888, the society is New Zealand’s oldest and longest running environmental organisation.
The society has made a significant mark on the city through its development of public spaces, consistent environmental advocacy and vocal support for the protection of a landscape unique to where we in Dunedin call home.
Sit on a seat in a public park, admire the trees or even walk in the park itself and there’s every chance these things were donated, planted or advocated for by the society. That’s an enviable record of service and relevance of which the society should justifiably be proud.
Bring the family . . . Prams are welcome on the Town Belt Traverse. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Bring the family . . . Prams are welcome on the Town Belt Traverse. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
TOWN BELT TRAVERSE 2019 - 28 April 2019
The Town Belt Traverse is a celebration not only of the society but of one of Dunedin’s most distinctive open spaces. Our organisation offers the traverse as a gift to the community, because we want people to enjoy the belt and explore its qualities. It is one of only three Victorian town belts in the world, and that’s worth celebrating. It’s one of New Zealand’s oldest reserves and plays a special part in the physical and historic landscape of Dunedin.

It has a rich history that dates back to the planning of Dunedin, before settlers arrived here in 1848. So, put on your walking shoes, dust off the dog lead and bring the pram to one of Dunedin’s great events.

See below for other related stories:
Taking in Dunedin sights en masse
Society makes its mark
Society still working for Town Belt
 

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for this event.

 

 

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