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Wildlands Wellington Newsletter August 2016

This issue introduces seals on bouys, a most unusual inland saline spring, and the benefits of oversized culverts to maintain fish passage and in-stream values. Wildlands Wellington can extend their capability by partnering with staff from other...

Wildlands Wellington Newletter December 2015

We welcome Dr Rachel McClellan to the Wellington office. She has worked for six years in the Christchurch office, but has returned to her home town of Wellington after some 18 years working in Northland, overseas, the West Coast, Southland, and...

Wildlands Wellington Newsletter July 2014

One of Wildlands’ core strengths is undertaking field surveys and mapping the findings. We have a very experienced, in-house team who produce a wide variety of maps, using ESRI Geographic Information System software (ArcGIS 10.1). Files from other...

Wildlands Wellington News December 2013

Fauna surveys are one of the more exciting tasks that we get to do here at wildlands. These surveys monitor the abundance and distribution of a wide range of spieces including invertebrates, fish, lizards, birds, bats and pest animals and are used...

Whareroa Farm: Low kill rate for mice in Goodnature A24 traps.

Low kill rate for mice in Goodnature A24 traps. From December 2016 to May 2017 a pest monitoring programme on the Kapiti Coast recorded over 80 video clips of mice and rats interacting with Goodnature A24 automatic resetting gas powered traps. On...

Fruit Orchard for the community at Whareroa Farm Reserve

Who likes a delicious apple pie made with fresh apples that you picked yourself? If you can be patient for a few years hopefully you will be able to pick apples, plums, pears and apricots from the newly established fruit orchard at Whareroa Farm...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: NO Planting Working Bee on Aug 6, Planting Working Bee on August 20 is ON!

We have done so well (thank you all you volunteers!!) that we have decided to cancel the Aug 6th planting Working Bee. We do encourage people to support: QEPark’s “Spade Aid” on July 30th 10am to 2pm, Mckays Crossing ( http://www.gw.govt.nz/2017-qe-...

Whareroa Farm Reserve, Wednesday Weeders Update, The Battle of the Blackberry

Whareroa Farm, The Battle of the Blackberry For much of the past year, the Wednesday Weeders have been in hand-to-hand combat mainly with blackberry, freeing up countless young native plants Thanks to Liffet and Sue, we have a series of action...

Whareroa Farm Reserve, Mackays Crossing, Paekakariki Catchment View Track opening June 18th 2017

Whareroa Farm Reserve, Mackays Crossing, Paekakariki Catchment View Track opening June 18th 2017 After a year of planning and volunteer effort this tramping track was opened by Deputy Mayor Janet Holborow, helped by a group of children, on June 18th...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Catchment View Track Opening, Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hi everyone. We plan an hour’s planting on Sunday, June 18 from 9am, along the beginning of Catchment View Track, and around the Marines’ Water Intake. Then morning tea (around 10 - 10.15) followed by opening of our latest track which looks down on...

Skink Release

The Christchurch Southern Motorway Stage 2 (CMS2) skink salvage & relocation programme has now been completed. A total of 575 southern grass skinks (scientific name: Oligosoma aff. polychroma Clade 5) were recovered from 10 sites within the CSM2...

Grandview Community Garden January/February 2017 newsletter

Our next weeding session at Nga Rongoa is on 5th March 2017 5:30-7:00pm! Contact Grace at [email protected] if you're interested in providing a helping hand and learning some tips and tricks for your garden along the way :) This is a good...

Whareroa Farm Reserve & the Kapiti Biodiversity Project: Lizard Spotting and Lizard Monitoring

The Kapiti Diversity Project, together with Eco Gecko, are co-ordinating: a) A night of nocturnal lizard spotting on February 14, 2017 (9pm - 11:30pm) at Whareroa Farm Reserve, and b) looking for volunteers for a series of Lizard monitoring...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Funding for signage from the NZ Walking Access Commission

Funding for the signage for the new Catchment View Track to be received thanks to the NZ Walking Access Commission! Here is a media release from the New Zealand Walking Access Commission dated 16 December 2016 Whareroa Farm receives funding for...

Whareroa Farm: seen Goats on Whareroa?

If you see goats on Whareroa, please send an email to Jason ( [email protected] ) or let us know on FB and we will forward it to Jason. Let him know when, approximately where and how many goats you saw. Wild Goats on Whareroa are sadly a quite...

Stuart Park Planting Done for 2016

Planted this year: Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis 60 Five Finger - Pseudopanax arboreus 25 Flax - cookianum 180 Flax - Tenax 360 Griselinia littoralis 50 Hebe Stricta 112 Ice Plant - Disphyma australe 14 Kanuka - Kunzea robusta 70 Karamu -...

Stuart Park Restoration Project Wins Community Award

The Stuart Park Restoration Project has being recognized, winning the Heritage and Environment Category in the Porirua City Wellington Airport Awards... Thanks to all those who have come out to help with planting over the last 3 years...

Planting Underway for 2016 - Stuart Park

Heaps of stock to get in the ground this year. Come help with planting, Staurt Park, Titahi Bay!

Trelissick Park Newsletter May 2016

Trelissick Park Newsletter Feb 2016

Planting underway again for 2016

Our third year of planting kicks off with a block of Manuka to be planted in front of last years Ngaio. Easy stuff and the next day Queens Birthday we'll do some infill planting to tidy up from last years work.... Contact [email protected] if...

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Whareroa Farm Reserve: AGM of the Whareroa Guardians on April 18

The Whareroa Guardians Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, April 18, 7pm at the Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room All are welcome. Come along and catch up with all the news, listen to a guest speaker and enjoy refreshments afterwards

Whitireia Park Lizard monitoring - Looking for two keen people

Like Lizards and want to help monitor them? Whitireia Park Restoration Group carry out a lizard survey each year in summer. The focus, until now, has been on finding new species. Over 2015 we established an intensive rodent (mouse and rat) control...

Trelissick Park Newsletter Nov 2015

Trelissick Park Newsletter Sept 2015

Trelissick Park Newsletter June 2015

Stuart Park Biodiversity now recorded on NatureWatch

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Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is recruiting a Live-in Custodian for the stunning Truby King House in Wellington

As part of CVNZ’s new international volunteer programme we will be moving into the Truby King House which will be utilised as our volunteer accommodation and community engagement centre in Wellington City. Set on the Melrose Hills amongst beautiful...

Stuart Park wins Runner Up in the Rising Start Catogory at the Wellington Airport Community Awards

Predator control

Starting in April 2015. to 31 December. Stoats-2 Rats-26 Mice- 29 Wasp nests-1

Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards - Porirua City Finalist

Dear Stuart Park Restoration Project, Congratulations - Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2015 Finalist – Porirua Region The awards recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers to community groups across the Wellington Region, across...

Buckletons Bay Weed Control June 2015

In mid-June a small group of Buckletons volunteers spent a couple of mornings reclaiming last years plantings from the kikuyu and other weeds starting to take over. The plantings in the top corner have survived well and, thankfully, the Japanese...

Baddeleys Bay Planting Day July2015

Thanks to the intrepid planters Keith Edwards, Diana Chambers, Krys and Tony Lanigan, Judith Jones, Steve Watts, Ngaire Wallen, Stuart Halliwell and Grant Crawshay who planted 336 plants on 12 July 2015 on the Baddeleys Beach creek edge. Thanks to...

2015 Planting with Titahi Bay Scouts Group

Is Your Group Prepared For Changes In Work Health and Safety Laws?

Dear fellow conservation community member, Safety at ‘work’ concerns us all, and we can all be impacted either directly or indirectly when someone is injured or worse, loses a life. New Zealand has a tragically poor record in work-place safety – and...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Report on completion of the second 2 year bird count activities

Helen has reported on the completion of her second 2 year bird count activities. You can find her report and also a background to her work here... www.naturespace.org.nz/documents/whareroa-bird-counts We can't thank Helen enough for her work (and...

Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Award

On 26th June 2015 The Prebbleton Nature Park was awarded the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Award . The present volunteers together with DOC staff from the Sockburn office and Board members met at the Nature Park in Prebbleton to celebrate the...

Titahi Bay Bait Stations now managed by Stuart Park Restoration Project

Takatu Landcare Gp Dec 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter February 2015

EASTBOURNE DUNES GROUP NATIONAL AWARD

At the recent Dunes Restoration Trust conference in Whangarei, David Mc Dougall, on behalf of the Group, received the award as the best coastal community group in 2015 for outstanding contribution to coastal vegetation.As well as the certiicate, the...

Friends of Whau Newsletters

Friends of Whau Newsletters

Whareroa Farm Reserve - opening of Ti Kouka Track, Feb 1, 2015 - Photos & Story

You can find the story and the photos to the opening of the Ti Kouka Track here www.naturespace.org.nz/galleries/whareroa-farm-reserve-opening-of-ti-kou...

Marunui Conservation (Mangawhai) Seeks Volunteers to Save Our Kiwis for Spring, Summer 2015 2016 and Beyond

Volunteer Opportunities Are you interested in helping keep kiwi safe while enjoying a beautiful bush environment ? We have regular (2 or 4-weekly) predator trapping rounds throughout the year and also planting, track clearing and weeding working...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Working Bee Begins Restoration of a Caravan with History

The old caravan previously lived on the tops of Kapiti Island. It was donated by the then National Provident fund and was used by possum trappers and by DOC rangers monitoring birds such as kokako. It is planned to restore it and use it as a shelter...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Opening of the NEW Ti Kouka/Rocks Track on Sunday Feb 1st at 11am

Come to the Opening of the NEW Ti Kouka/Rocks Track at Whareroa Farm Reserve on Sunday Feb 1st at 11am. It starts on the Farm Race before one reaches the Hub and proceeds to the left of the Cairn up then crossing the Upper Ti Kouka Valley then...

Upper Clutha Conservation Network newsletter

Newsletter October 2014

Newsletter July 2014

Newsletter March 2014

Whareroa Farm Reserve: rare Milk Trees planted by Otari Native Botanic Garden

Milk Trees have been planted in Whareroa as part of a propagation programme for rare trees. A huge thank you to Otari Native Botanic Garden and friends for their work and that Whareroa may play a role in this project. You can find them to the west...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Nature Trail for Conservation Week

Print out the map which includes the locations to be found in the Kohekohe Bush,The Dell, The Hub and Matai Bush. Fun for all the family! The photo in this posting is of a location which includes a small stamp on the stake which you can use to fill...

New kiwi chick is introduced to its new life by both its parents at Marunui Conservation, Mangawhai

Marunui Conservation presents a very interesting short video found on Youtube about the first night out for a newly hatched northern brown kiwi chick from the 2014 Spring breeding season. Some amazing kiwi behaviour is captured of both the male kiwi...

"Maungawhau: A Short History of Volunteer Action" just published

The Friends of Maungawhau (Mt Eden, Auckland) have just published Maungawhau: A Short History of Volunteer Action . This 116-page book is an absorbing account of two decades of community effort to preserve and protect Auckland's volcanic heritage...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Two Whareroa Trustees are finalists for a "Welly" (the 2014 Dominion Post Wellingtonian of the Year Award)

Ann Evans is being recognised for her untiring, wonderful work on Whareroa Farm Reserve John Lancashire is being recognised for his untiring, wonderful work in his role as Chair of Friends of Queen Elizabeth Park Both have been nominated in the...

Saddleback on Takatu Penisula

Matt Maitland of the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc (TOSSI)would like to hear of any saddleback sightings on the Takatu Peninsula. Two errant saddleback that left the park were recaptured at Waikauri Bay and repatriated to the park...

Whareroa Farm Reserve: Grants announced of $34,000 for restored wetland and new track

On September 1, Conservation Minister Nick Smith with Minister of Education Hekia Parata visited Whareroa Farm Reserve to announce grants of $27,705 towards the protection of a new wetland area as well as $5,690 to establish a new tramping and horse...

Whareroa Farm Reserve - Planting Days Update

A lovely planting time on August 17, 2014, with Paraparaumu Scouts as well as our usual fantastic volunteers. 250 more plants completed the upper joining between Matai Bush and Upper Bush as well as 300 toetoe high on the slope above the entrance...

Buckletons Bay Planting Day

On Sunday 13 July the Buckletons Bay contingent of the Takatu Landcare Group had its first Auckland Council supported planting day. After all the rain of the previous week we were lucky to have sunshine for our morning of planting. Between the 9...

GiC Attending Esri Conference at Sky City in Auckland 18-20 August

NZ GIS in Conservation (GiC) provides GIS volunteers for conservation groups that need maps for their conservation work. GiC has a Nature Space page, a Website , and a Facebook page, or you can EMAIL us.

GiC Attending Esri Conference at Sky City in Auckland 18-20 August

NZ GIS in Conservation (GiC) provides GIS volunteers for conservation groups that need maps for their conservation work. GiC has a Nature Space page, a Website , and a Facebook page, or you can EMAIL us.

Whareroa Farm Reserve: article on Piwakawaka

Todate, this is the most popular article on our Facebook page (over 300 viewings) and you can access it by clicking on this link... https://www.facebook.com/WhareroaGuardians/posts/656863154367158

Chocolate kiwi egg to benefit Marunui’s kiwis in the Brynderwyns

Northland brown kiwi released last year at Marunui Conservation in the Brynderwyns are to benefit from the sale of a local chocolate treat. Bennetts of Mangawhai, famous for their delicious chocolates, have created a special 200g kiwi egg which will...

FOOS is now an incorporated society

The group is now an incorporated society, The Friends of Onoke Spit Inc. The committee: Chairman: Dougal MacKenzie Secretary: Denise MacKenzie Treasurer: Sara Uruski Members: Kevin Morris & Joe Houghton.

Marunui's newest kiwi, Goldie, and She's a Beauty

In addition to 3 new additions to the Marunui kiwi population in recent months due to successful hatchings, we were delighted to be the recipients of our 15th adult kiwi aptly named Goldie. She comes to us from Limestone Island, a kiwi breeding...

Newsletter December 2013

Newsletter Sept 2013

Whareroa Farm - RhythmPlant's song "Whareroa" on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv69P_TC8_Y Written and recorded by RhythmPlant in 2006 to protest the selling of Whareroa Farm on NZ's Kapiti Coast for housing development. Enjoy!

Whareroa Farm - Cairn Opening and Picnic: Saturday February 22, 2014 from 4.30pm till dark

See the attached flyer of the Cairn Opening with Picnic, live music, guided walks, chidren's activities

Whareroa Farm - Cairn Celebration Date shifted to Saturday, February 22

Happy New Year people! Date of the Cairn Celebration shifted!... is the first posting of 2014 New Date: Saturday February 22, beginning at 4pm... If the weather is poor, the back-up date is Sunday, February 23 Gather at the Cairn at 4pm and there...

Whareroa Farm - Cairn Update (2)

The Cairn construction is almost complete! But there is still plenty more to do on and around the Cairn, aiming for that February 1 deadline. Make a note: Saturday, February 1, 2014, beginning from 3pm there will be a celebration to officially...

Whareroa Farm - visit by Pre-Schoolers

12 preschool children and 4 caregivers visited Whareroa Farm today to explore the Kohekohe bush loop track. Several glossy brown wetas were spotted in the 'motels'. An empty nest was passed round - the outer loosely woven grass contrasting with a...

Love Your Mountain Day

Traffic-free open day on Maungawhau-Mt Eden Free entry to Government House grounds from 10am to 4pm Free guided walks Weaving workshop Butterfly release Music and displays about the archaeology, geology, and vegetation of Maungawhau Discovery trail...

Whareroa Farm - Cairn construction, Update report

The construction of the Cairn re-began in October (after pausing for some 3 months due to weather and lambing) and continues at a steady pace. Current plans are to have an opening celebration of and at the Cairn in summer. The date of Saturday,...

Whareroa Farm - East Ridge Track development

After a lot of planning and obtaining of consents, more physical on-the-ground work, including in the recent working bee, has been undertaken to clear gorse and prepare for the East Ridge Track from the Hub going right of the Dell uphill (see...

Popular Speaker at Friends of the Otaki River AGM (October 2013)

At last month's AGM river volunteer Ron Eckman gave a well received presentation on innovative ways of involving the wider community in conservation and restoration projects. He described how he and his team involved more than 1,000 people in native...

Whareroa Farm - Latest Supporters' Update has been posted

You can find it here... http://www.naturespace.org.nz/documents/supporters-updates

Whareroa Farm - Orchids and Kamahi flowering...

Pictures, background and locations you can find here... https://www.facebook.com/notes/whareroa-guardians-community-trust/flora-fauna-of-whareroa/498743243512484 and if you aren't sure where those locations are you can find the maps of Whareroa here...

Bad Hare Day

Q: What do you do when your ends look tattered and there's no glossy shine? A: Use hare spray! When some newly planted young northern rata (Metrosideros robusta) were checked recently, it was found many had sustained total loss of leaves and others...

Wildlands Wellington News August 2013

At Wildlands we are lucky to be able to work on a very diverse range of project. Over the last six months we’ve undertaken Stream Ecological Valuations (SEV), fish surveys, designed and assessed fish passage structures, presented to an international...

Whareroa Farm - latest Supporters' Update has been posted

And here is the link to the latest Supporters' Update from Whareroa Farm http://www.naturespace.org.nz/documents/supporters-updates

Whareroa Farm Supporters' Update dd July 19 has been posted

You can find the latest update here: http://www.naturespace.org.nz/documents/supporters-updates

Whareroa Farm: Feedback from the School Planting Day (July 10, 2013)

Children from Raumati South School and Paraparaumu Beach School visited Whareroa to plant up the top of the Kapiti Lookout walk, to complete the Rugby Legends plantings. Project Crimson have donated a further sum to provide these trees. The attached...

Whareroa Farm - Donations Page set-up

This link: www.givealittle.co.nz/org/WhareroaG will take you to a donations page for Whareroa Guardians. Any amount from $1 will be accepted and gratefully received. 100% of any donations made will go to Whareroa Guardians thanks to the kind support...

Whareroa Farm: Supporters' Update June 27, 2013

The latest newsletter has been posted and you can find it here: http://www.naturespace.org.nz/documents/supporters-updates

Newsletter June 2013

Whareroa Farm: Working Bee postponed - Cairn Constructon

The Working Bee planned for this weekend is postponed due to weather conditions http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/kapiti-observer/8817816/Rock-solid-reminder-of-farm-battle

Whareroa Farm, Cairn construction continues

The major rocks were placed earlier this week and Sascha will be working on the cairn this week. He would really appreciate help on Saturday 15th, 9am. Wear boots and tough gloves, helpers will be moving small rocks. Follow the flags. Take care of...

Kohekohe Sunday Guided Tours at Whareroa Farm, June 2, 2013 from 10am

Coming up very soon is an opportunity to see a unique sight on the Kapiti Coast. Kohekohe trees in flower! Kohekohe trees were once common in the coastal and lowland forests of New Zealand from North Cape to Nelson - Marlborough. They were cut down...

Nursery of the Gulf, Presentation to the Hauraki Gulf Forum

FBMMRG have been invited to make a brief presentation to the Hauraki Gulf Forum meeting on June 10 on our aspirations for an extended marine reserve area. In our submission recently submitted to the Department of Conservation concerning its draft...

Extending the Motu Manawa - Pollen Island Marine Reserve: Submission on DOC's Auckland CMS Draft Plan 2014-2024

Recently our group made a submission on DOC's Auckland Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) Draft Plan 2014-2024 , lobbying for extending the physical area of the Motu Manawa - Pollen Island Marine Reserve. Click here to see a copy. Subsequently,...

Whareroa Kohekohe Sunday 2nd June 2013 10am

We have been watching flower buds develop and invite the community to see these interesting and beautiful trees. The flowers come straight out of the trunks. They have a lovely aroma and are an amazing sight when they are out. Guardians will offer...

Whareroa Cairn Invitation to Blessing of Taranaki rocks 7.15am Tues May 28th

Hello everyone. This project is moving ahead thanks to stone mason Sascha Wassong and Theo Barsanti. The cairn was first proposed when Whareroa was “saved”, in 2005. Its purpose is to be a reminder and commemoration of the vision, hard work and...

The beginnings of stage two

Wildlands Wellington News March 2013

In the last year or so several plans produced by Wildlands have been implemented. It is a great feeling to see our advice coming to life. Photo of one of the projects included. It pays to keep your eye out for unusual things. Staff working on a...

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The Weather Makers (Extract) by Tim Flannery

The below link leads to an extract from 'The Weather Makers'; a book written by Tim Flannery, one of Australias leading scientists on climate change. A great read for politicians, scientists and curious individuals alike! http://www.smh.com.au/news/...

May 2012 Newsletter

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July 2012 Newsletter

Please see attached document for more enlivening Friends of QEP updates and discussions.

December 2012 Newsletter

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Seedlings Galore!

This year we made a wonderful discovery in the valley behind Cannon Creek, hundreds of Tawa seedlings in the creek bed. Due to the control of browsing possums and inclosing the old remnants of bush with new plantings the old trees are flowering and...

The great stompathon!

This year we had a large nor-west facing hillside of new trees to release. On return from Christmas the old gorse had returned in vengeance, it was as high if not higher then the protective sleeves of the new trees. The team was a bit down about...

A Super Growing Summer

Remember last summer? You cant because it rained every week and blew southerlies non stop? 2013 is turning into a growing summer for the records books. Almost every month since Christmas we have had a heavy rain of at least 50mm. This combined with...

Wildlands Wellington News October 2012

A survey in the upper Tangarakau finds a population of the Nationally Critical stalked adder’s tongue fern ( Ophioglossum petiolatum ) alongside fine-leaved parsley fern ( Botrychium biforme ). Surveys around Wellington have turned up some unusual...

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Tuesday weeding group on Maungawhau-Mt Eden

We welcome new volunteers to our Tuesday morning weeding group , helping to restore native vegetation in the former Batger Quarry on the western slope of Maungawhau. Contact our volunteer coordinator Jean Barton by email or phone 630-7010 if you can...

Wildlands National News May 2012

In this issue: The Denniston Plateau Bioblitz found a mystery gecko and its genetic identity is presently being investigated. Puti the lizard dog helped. A new species of geometrid moth was found at the same event. The first known naturalised...

MPS Conservation June 2012 Update

Welcome to the second irregular newsletter about what's happening with conservation at Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. You are receiving this email either because you gave us your email to receive updates about conservation activities at Makara Peak...

MPS Conservation November 2011 Update

Hi and welcome to the first of a hopefully improving irregular newsletter about the conservation side of things at Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. First things first, you are receiving this email either because you gave us your email to receive...

Wildlands Wellington News December 2011

Attached is a brochure giving you the latest news on the people and services that Wildlands Consultants (Wellington) provide. Featured in this issue; indigenous inhabitants of streams and drains, biodiversity offsetting, the updated tree protection...

Wildlands Wellington News August 2011

Attached is a brochure giving you the latest news on the people and services that Wildlands Consultants (Wellington) provide. Contact us if you are looking for ecological and environmental services such as: Restoration planning and implementation...