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    We are thrilled to be partnering with International Nature Volunteers, a NZ company that matches global volunteers with conservation projects like us. In the past few months we have hosted six volunteers, from Brasil, USA, United Kingdom and Australia. All have stayed in the home of Lettecia and Katharina, staying from between ten days to […]

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    Our 2015 kiwi census results confirm that kiwi numbers have grown by 36% over the last decade since trapping began. Ten years since the establishment of our Kiwi Sanctuary, we were curious to see if our kiwi population had grown. So in winter this year, volunteers came from near and far to complete a mammoth […]

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    A bold new sculpture in Port Charles will welcome visitors to Real Kiwi Country. The giant kiwi sculpture was officially blessed last Saturday 24 October, during Labour Weekend. The sculpture sits beside the Port Charles Rd, after the second bridge and before the turn-off to Carey Rd, on this remote gravel road. The art piece is […]

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    Organised chaos reigned at our annual tree planting with Colville School this year. Dirt flew, as the children dug holes and sunk plants in the retired pasture. Winter time heralds the season for planting, and we always look forward to our annual outing with Colville School. Tuesday 21 July saw a bus load of local […]

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    This winter we conducted a landscape-scale Kiwi Census, with volunteers coming from near and far to take part. Way back in 2005, at the inception of the Moehau Environment Group Kiwi Sanctuary, local DOC staff helped us complete a baseline kiwi listening census. The census surveyed 27 sites and results indicated that there were around […]

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    Thursday 4 June was the launch of Code Red, a new craft beer which will help raise funds for kiwi on the Coromandel. Moehau Environment Group has teamed up with Karen and Neil Vowles from the Coromandel Brewing Company to make a red Irish ale. 50 cents from the sale of each ‘Code Red’ will help […]

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    What a fantastic summer we’ve had with more than 500 people participating in our 2015 Summer Programme. Our volunteers ran 24 events during Jan, and managed to raise $4000. This money will help us continue to protect biodiversity on the Coromandel. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many locals and visitors while out running our Summer […]

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    Moehau Environment Group and Coromandel Golf Club teamed up to host the first Save Kiwi Week Golf tournament on Sunday 5 October. The event raised $680 for kiwi protection on the Coromandel, with much fun had by all who came. The Stableford tournament was won by Colin McNeal, a local golfer who is also a […]

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    A winters day did not deter the students of Colville School from planting 200 native trees at Waikawau Bay in our ‘Children’s Forest’ during July. The tree planting day has been an annual event since 2007 and is organised by Moehau Environment Group. The trees were donated by the Waikato Regional Council and included a […]

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    A royal spoonbill has been visiting Waikawau Bay estuary, feeding on fish and shrimps in the tidal flats. Appearing occasionally in Coromandel estuaries, this tall, stately and unusual looking bird has been seen at several spots along our coast. A solitary spoonbill was observed feeding in Waikawau Bay estuary this winter. Spoonbills feed by walking […]

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