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History of Mt Vic Revegers

In the early 1990s, before our organised planting, we started what we call “operation human kereru”: scattering eco-sourced nikau, kohekohe, titoki, tawa, pigeonwood, coprosma and kaikomako etc seeds in suitable locations in the Town Belt on Mt Victoria, resulting in the generation of 1000s of seedlings. We have cleared areas of elaeagnus, tradescantia, clematis vitalba, gorse, black berry and climbing asparagus before planting and seed distribution.

Welcome back natural kohekohe regeneration on Mt Victoria

In 2013, for the first time in at least 150 years a kohekohe flowered in the Town Belt on Mt Victoria. (the tree was planted 28 years ago). This is a striking example of the beneficial effect Greater Wellington Council's pest control is having on the local ecosystem. A GW bait station is in the gully where the kohekohe is growing. Kohekohe are now naturally regenerating on Mt Victoria..