Success Stories

  • For a flightless bird, our Coromandel brown kiwi made a grand entrance from the sky yesterday morning as it was flown by helicopter onto Motutapu Island where conservationists hope its population will thrive. Five Coromandel Brown kiwi were released yesterday onto predator free Motutapu Island, in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. The translocation is part […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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