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History of Friends of Flora

Friends of Flora volunteers have undertaken predator control work for 16 years, with our trap lines now covering approximately 10,000 hectares in Kahurangi National Park. Currently we monitor over 1,228 stoat traps.

In 2007 we re-introduced whio into the Flora Stream. We now have a sustainable breeding population of these ancient birds.

In 2010 we started the re-introduction of roroa (Great Spotted Kiwi) within the predator control area. The first chick was born in 2012, and the fledgling population continues to grow.

Patron: Helen Clark

Awards:

2010
Trust Power Community Awards
Regional Winners

2010
Green Ribbon Awards (Ministry of the Environment awards)
Protecting our biodiversity - Finalist
Community action for the environment: Volunteers and not-for-profit organisations - Finalist

2007
TrustPower Nelson/Tasman Community Awards
Commendation

2007
Tasman Environmental Awards
Community Groups Award - Highly commended

2003
Tasman Environmental Awards
Community Groups Award - Winner