High attendance throughout this year’s Summer Programme

This summer hundreds of visitors to the Coromandel got to experience nature firsthand during the Moehau Environment Group Summer Programme.

Each year our volunteers run an annual Summer Programme during January. Events include a series of guided walks, evening talks and Junior Ranger days in local campgrounds. These trips offer participants the chance to see animals such as kiwi, weta, eels, freshwater fish and skinks up-close in the wild.

“We had a great response from the public this year, with lots of interest and high attendance throughout the programme” says the group’s Coordinator, Natalie Collicott.

The indisputable crowd favorite was the Starlight cinema at Waikawau Bay, where campers seated on a grandstand made of hay bales enjoyed a magical night of outdoor cinema. “But my personal highlight was getting to hold a kiwi during the popular Upclose Kiwi Encounter. A truly unforgettable experience” says Natalie.

The programme aims to connect participants with the environment by highlighting the natural treasures in the area. It has been running for over ten years and all funds raised go towards the protection of Kiwi Habitat in the Northern Coromandel.