Moehau Environment Group had another busy January with nearly 500 people participating in our Summer Programme this year.

Each year our volunteers run a nature-based Summer Programme during January. Events include a series of guided walks, evening talks and Junior Ranger days in local campgrounds. This summer’s line-up also included some new events in Coromandel town, like a Geocache treasure hunt & an interactive Kiwi exhibit at Driving Creek Railway.

“It’s been another great Programme, with many of our events drawing record crowds this year” says the group’s Coordinator, Natalie Collicott. The Starlight cinema at Waikawau Bay was popular with campers who packed their own picnics and came along to enjoy an open-air film screened in the woolshed. “Other hits were the guided Nocturnal Walks at Waikawau Bay and the Upclose Kiwi Encounter at Port Charles” says Natalie.

The programme aims to provide opportunities to interact with nature and highlight the natural treasures in the area. It has been running for over eleven years and all funds raised help protect kiwi in the area.