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  • The New Zealand Brown Teal (or Pateke) have made a dramatic recovery on the Northern Coromandel since their release in 2002. Translocations into the northern Coromandel have been very successful with populations spreading south and expanding. Around 260 pateke have been released at Port Charles since 2002, when the first captive-bred birds were freed in […]

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  • Moehau Environment Group has had a presence at a couple of major Adventure Races during March. We ran an information stall at the Colville Connection on Saturday 10 March. We also gave a presentation at Tangiaro Kiwi Retreat on Friday 16 March, at the infamous Adventure Racing Coromandel 24/12/8 hour race. We would like to […]

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  • We have secured funding from the Lou and Iris Fisher Charitable Trust to begin upgrading our stoat traps to stainless steel DOC 200 traps in our Kiwi Sanctuary. With 700 traps spread over 7900 hectares, this is a big task! Since our Kiwi Sanctuary’s establishment in 2005 these traps have caught over 787 stoats, 548 […]

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  • Moehau Environment Group is undertaking possum and rodent control in 593 hectares in the Waikawau Bay catchment area from late March through till May 2012. This is a repeat of a successful operation undertaken in 2010 which dramatically reduced possum numbers in the area. The project provides a ‘buffer’ of protection against reinvasion of possums […]

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  • Crouching quietly in the dark listening to the shrill cry of kiwi, eye-balling bugs and grubs under magnifying glasses, and exploring unspoiled coastal headlands flush with crimson pohutakwa… These were just some of the unique experiences shared by visitors and locals who participated in our Summer Holiday Programme this year during January.

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  • Thanks to everyone who brought their dogs along to the free Kiwi Avoidance training sessions run over January. It was really encouraging to meet people from all walks of life, keen to protect kiwi in their backyard through responsible dog ownership. Sessions were held in Tairua, Coromandel, Colville, Waikawau Bay and Te Mata.

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  • The 8th of April 2009 was a very special day as the North Island Robin (Toutouwai) was reintroduced to the Northern Coromandel. Prior to their reintroduction the Robin had been regionally extinct for around 100 years. Moehau Environment Group volunteers joined with over 100 locals, local and Pureora iwi, and the Department of Conservation to […]

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