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What makes us want to come and go,
You’ve got me there, I just don’t know;
Then we came upon this little dell,
Which echoed to the Tui’s bell.
Little ferns who sprout in springtime rain,
Shrivelled when the summer sunshine came.
Here we stopped for a little spell,
What fragrance; that refreshing bushland smell.

For a local history lesson one only has to wander around a cemetery and a small island.

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Will’s Gully Conservation Volunteers is an active group of locals who work to restore the native plant and birdlife in Wills Gully (Richmond Hills).  Activities of plantings and trapping are reported monthly along with observations of the birdlife.

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The traps are a humane kill trap for musteides (ferret, stoat and weasel), rats and hedgehogs. Modification of a generic design is the result of practical experience in managing trapping lines and voluntary work for the Department of Conservation. It has been designed to exclude non target species, guide target species and meet public safety guidelines.

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