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  • Moehau Environment Group hosted a get-together for conservation groups from around Coromandel in Tairua last weekend. It was a fantastic event, with over 45 people there. With so many groups involved in conservation on the Peninsula, it was inspiring to hear what others are up to and share knowledge and expertise. We are hoping this […]

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  • Environment Minister Amy Adams announced yesterday (5 June) that Moehau Environment Group won the Green Ribbon Awards ‘Protecting Our Biodiversity’ Category. The award was presented to Lettecia Williams and Wayne Todd  at a ceremony hosted by Ms Adams at Parliament last night. A further eleven Green Ribbon Awards category winners from around the country were […]

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  • Moehau Environment Group is a finalist in the 2012 Green Ribbon Awards ‘Protecting our Biodiversity’ category. This award recognizes practical action to protect and preserve New Zealand’s unique species and enhance our biodiversity. The Minister for the Environment will present the Awards in Wellington on 5 June.

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  • On 8 May the BNZ Coromandel Branch ‘closed for good’ and three BNZ staff came up to Waikawau Bay and gave Moehau Environment Group a helping hand. The volunteers helped shoot and edit a short film clip about the work we are doing to protect biodiversity in the Northern Coromandel. Each year on May 8, […]

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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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