Success Stories

  • We had a fabulous morning planting 200 natives at the Waikawau Children’s Forest with kids from Colville School recently.The purchase of the trees was made possible with funding from Trees That Count and the really cool thing was the trees were purchased from Beth and her team at Colville Harbour Care.Moehau Environment Group and Colville School have been planting trees […]

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  • A large dedicated bunch of awesome people got together recently for our 3rd ‘hit-out’ on the wild ginger growing on the Kauri Block/Harray Track in Coromandel town.This event is becoming a regular thing and the ginger is feeling it!We will continue to get together for regular weeding mornings on this area for the foreseeable future, […]

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  • Over the last wee while our MEG field team have been hard at work making and clearing tracks on the Eastern coastline between Port Charles and Waikawau, including Potiki Bay. The ancient Pohutukawa, Puriri, Kohekohe and other associated coastal trees in this special area are being devastated by large Possum numbers. So large are the […]

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  • Volunteers are a huge part of non- profit organisations such as Moehau Environment Group, in fact without them there would simply not be a group. Throughout the summer program we work to engage and share conservation efforts and the work that our volunteers do. This is the story of local Port Charles volunteer Sue Bedwell’s […]

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  • 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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