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  • Every year Colville School comes up to Waikawau Bay, to help plant trees in our Children’s forest. This winter the students planted 65 cabbage trees and flaxes donated by Waikato Regional Council. The group made fast work of the planting. “With the speed those trees got in the ground, I think we will have to […]

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  • A survey has found that a known kiwi “hotspot” in the Southern Coromandel appears to have all but disappeared. In the 1990’s an area behind Opoutere and Whangamata was considered a kiwi “hotspot”. The Department of Conservation is currently undertaking a survey in the area to determine kiwi presence. Sadly, the current search has not […]

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  • Need an excuse to get outside during winter? Come kiwi listening with us in Coromandel on 20 June (date will be weather dependent). The evening should be a fun couple of hours where you’ll get to hear kiwi call and meet volunteers involved in our Coromandel Kiwi Project. If you would like to come along, […]

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  • Town met country this week, as school children from Ngatea came to visit us in Waikawau Bay. Three children from Ngatea Primary came to visit us this week to learn about the world of ecology. They braved composting loos, disected cat poo, built stoat traps, listened for kiwi, and hopefully learnt some things along the […]

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  • This years bird call-counts at Waikawau Bay have  turned up a few surprises. We’ve just finished our annual five minute bird call counts in the Waikawau Bay Wetland project. The results show that numbers of both native and exotic birds have increased exponentially since Moehau Environment Group began predator control in the area in 2005. […]

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  • Another three Coromandel Kiwi have been released onto Motutapu Island in the Hauraki Gulf during April. The translocation is part of a programme to help provide long term security for Coromandel Brown kiwi by increasing their number and mixing their genes. DOC is working with the Motutapu Restoration Trust, community groups on the Coromandel and […]

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  • We sent two of our members on a trip down to Te Urewera National Park, where they spent three days with local DOC staff,  learning about their trapping regime. Our Coordinator Natalie Collicott and Chair woman Lettecia Williams were lucky to get the opportunity to head down to Te Urewera National Park for three days […]

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  • A bunch of children from Point View Primary school in Howick have been busy building rat boxes for us. Ten classes of Year 3 and 4 pupils have built 250 rat boxes to house our rat traps. The wooden rat boxes have been built by Point View Primary students this term during their technology class. […]

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  • We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Franklin Vets and Moehau Environment Group. On Sunday 7 April Franklin Vets held an open day to celebrate the launch of their revamped Vet clinic in Pukekohe. During the day they held a sausage sizzle fundraiser which raised an impressive $360 for Moehau Environment Group. Franklin […]

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  • Our Kiwi Sanctuary trappers have been breaking MEG records, with a record number of stoats caught in 2012. Our team of stoat-trappers caught a record number of stoats and rats in our Kiwi Sanctuary during 2012, tallying 140 stoats and 1020 rats! This year they have also caught the most stoats in a January on […]

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