One of the exciting things that we have planned at QEII for 2019 is to hold events all over the country with the help of our regional representatives for our members to attend. To kick off the events calendar for the year, on a beautiful Sunday in Otago, our coastal Otago regional representative, Robin Thomas hosted an event for prospective and existing covenantors and some local landowners. The event was an informal BBQ gathering at Robin’s off-the-grid property in Middlemarch with minimal formalities and a quick walk around his property to see the predator trapping and species protection work being undertaken there.

The primary intent of the day was to provide lots of opportunities to network, chat, swap ideas and learn about and from other covenantors in the area.

The stellar weather meant that guests were in for a great day, with over 70 guests attending the event. On the QEII front, support from head office came in to help with all the tasks from setting up parking marshalling, BBQing and capturing the event on camera.

The event was a great success with everyone getting a taste of some delicious locally sourced wild venison and enjoying the sunshine. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a group picture of everyone atop of a large rock tor formation.

A big thank you to Robin and Jacquie Lucas who seamlessly organised and ran the event and to all the guests who came along on the day.

If you are interested in becoming a financial member of QEII, you can find more information here. If you want to find out more information on protecting a piece of your own land – speak to your local regional representative, the full list can be found here.