Tiny boxes bring big excitement

If there was a Kiwibuild programme for our native bird species, the rifleman that live in Aongatete forest have scooped the ballot! Thanks to the perseverance of volunteer Barry Pethybridge, nest boxes purpose-built for titipounamu (rifleman) are boasting their first confirmed breeding success at the top of Wright Road. Rifleman were first confirmed as present at Aongatete about five years ago, a hugely encouraging sign for the dedicated members of Aongatete Forest Project (AFP), who have...
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Bay Conservation Alliance: big aspirations for nature conservation

Bay Conservation Alliance launched on Friday 21st September 2018 as part of National Conservation Week and with the support of Conservation Minister Hon. Eugenie Sage. Founded by four Western Bay Community Conservation groups – Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society, Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust, Aongatete Forest Project and the Uretara Estuary Managers, Bay Conservation Alliance has been set up to support and grow community led environmental restoration and nature conservation. Newer members include...
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