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    Project area

    1750 Hectares from Akeake Reserve/Opito Bay in the eaast to Rangitane Stream in the west

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    Trap network

    1700+ traps and bait stations

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    Trap your property

    Live on the peninsula and like to start trapping? We can calculate what you'll need and provide traps and training at no charge.

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    Volunteer

    Meet like-minded conservation folk, trapping, planting and weeding projects ongoing

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    At night, let's all drive slowly

    Four kiwi have been killed by cars on our 10km stretch of peninsula roading in 2022. Taking a few minutes more to reach our destination may save a kiwi's life.
    Deaths: 2021 - 4 | 2020 - 5 | 2019 - 7 | 2018 - 6

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    Kiwi avoidance training for dogs

    Annual avoidance training for peninsula dogs

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    5 minute bird counts

    Results from counts over the past five years, bird numbers are increasing...

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    Kiwi call counts

    Results from kiwi listening from sites around the peninsula

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    Feed them and they'll come

    NRC's fantastic booklet on which trees to plant to feed the birds...

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    Volunteer


    20200809 DHW8024If you'd like to do some volunteer work, please get in touch:

    Dean: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |  027 2431777

    Deb:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 027 245 3080

    Meet like-minded conservation folk and enjoying restoring the two DoC Reserves on the Peninsula. It's satisying mahi :)

    Current projects we have going in need of willing hands:

    Rangitane Reserve

    • "Coffee and cake" Wednesday weeding sessions - up to a couple of hours of light weeding, followed by, predictably, coffee and cake :)
    • Planting day in May/June (100 trees to go in the ground)
    • Trap line (ninety minute walk)

    Akeake Reserve

    • We have eight water catchment tanks in Akeake Reserve, these feed a fish on the ground which is used by birds and kiwi. We need someone to walk the track and clean and refill these dishes - (approx 1 hour).
    • "Coffee and cake" Wednesday weeding sessions - up to a couple of hours of light weeding, followed by, predictably, coffee and cake :)

     


    Here's some of our groups' wonderful volunteers:

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    Terry and Ali Goodall

    The driving force behind "Rangitane Ratters". When we first started, these guys knocked on nearly every door in Rangitane asking folk, are you trapping and if not, would you like to?

    They look after a trap line at Rangitane Scenic Reserve which has removed over 150 pests plus trapping their own and several neighbours properties.  Always keen to plant trees and pull moth plant - dead set good guys.