Fertiliser Fundraiser

Our Famous Annual Fertiliser-Fundraiser is back for 2024, and with a new look shopping page!

As part of our annual Fund Raising activities in support of our youth going to camps, training courses, and other events, such as the triennial national Scout Jamboree, we run a fertiliser drive each year in August covering most of the South-West corner of Christchurch, and this year will be no exception

This is our single biggest fundraising activity of the year.

In return for the youth members of our scout group participating in the fertiliser drive, we apportion them a percentage of the profits towards their scouting activities

The area we cover is shown on the map below, bounded by the red outline. It covers the suburbs from Prebbleton to Hornby to Wigram to Hillmorton to Spreydon to Barrington to Cracroft to Westmorland to Halswell.

We offer free delivery to those suburbs within the outlined target area.

For Fertiliser Drive updates and information please email: fundraising.halswell@group.scouts.nz

Planned Delivery Dates for 2024:Products being delivered:
Saturday, 24th AugustTrailer loads of mushroom compost
Saturday, 31st AugustExtra trailer loads of mushroom compost
+ any bagged items on the same
Saturday, 7th SeptemberAll remaining bagged items

Our Bagged Fertiliser Products for 2024 (prices/quantities):

Product (prices and specifications subject to change)Size (bag)Unit Price
Organic Vermicast
Nutrient rich organic soil conditioner. Made up of worm castings and decomposed organic matter. It is a natural alternative to chemical or artificial fertilisers.
20 Ltr$15
Garden Fertiliser
Containing Ammonium Sulphate (N), Super-phospahte (P) and Potassium Chloride (K). It is suitable for all types of garden, shrubbery, flowers and vegetables.
10 kg$25
Lawn Fertiliser
Containing Ammonium Sulphate(N), Super-phosphate(P) and trace of Iron Sulphate.
10 kg$25
This is for sweetening the soil, adjust the acidity of the soil to help release all nutrients from the soil to be available to the plant.
5 kg$8
Blood & Bone
A natural product suitable for use anywhere in the garden
5 kg$25
Rhodo / Acid Fertiliser
This fertiliser is suitable for use on Azaleas, Camellias and of course Rhododendrons.
5 kg$15
Citrus Fertiliser
Provides a balanced feed of essential nutrients to match the demand of citrus plants.
5 kg$20
Rose Fertiliser
This rose food has been developed to promote flowering and rich green foliage.
5 kg$15
Mila Complex
Similar to previously sold ‘Nitrophoska Blue’.
This is a compound fertiliser suitable for the home garden.
2 kg$15
Potting Mix
All purpose potting mix for indoor and outdoor home use
30 Ltr$16
Mushroom Compost
The mushroom compost is ideal as a weed repellent and moisture retainer.
**This year the bags of compost are also of a more manageable size for ease of handling
30 Ltr$7
Citrus and Fruit Planting MixNEW for 2024!
A premium planting mix for fruiting trees & shrubs in pots and gardens that feeds for up to 6 months
25 Ltr$9

Trailer Loads of Mushroom Compost (Delivered within our target area):

ProductTrailer SizeUnit Price
0.5m3 Trailer (Delivered)approx 6′ x 4′ trailer$35
1m3 Trailer (Delivered)larger trailer$55
  • These will be delivered on the 24th and 31st August 2024.
  • When ordering you can specify your preferred delivery date, by adding a note on the checkout page, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For those ordering bagged items as well as trailer loads of mushroom compost we try to do those deliveries on the second of our 3 delivery weekends (31st August, this year) as that is when we will have the bagged items available.
  • If we deliver your trailer load on earlier than that, we will need to return on the 7th September, to deliver the bagged items.

Trailer Loads of Mushroom Compost (Customer to collect from our Prebbleton Base):

ProductTrailer SizeUnit Price
0.5m3 Trailer (Pick up)approx 6′ x 4′ trailer$25
1m3 Trailer (Pick up)larger trailer$40

Seed Products:

ProductSize (bag)Unit Price
Certified Lawn Seed
General lawn seed mix containing rye, fescue and browntop.
1 kg$15

Catering Roll Products:

ProductSizeUnit Price
Cling Wrap in dispenser – roll600M x 330mm$35
90m Supafoil (wide) – roll90M x 440mm$25
150m Supafoil (standard width) – roll150M x 300mm$28


For those that wish to make a small donation, rather than buying a product, this option is now available to you. Please navigate to our store page, and place an order for “Donation”, then simply select a value from the dropdown list, or enter your own value in the comments field on the checkout page, or click the link below: