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Workdays - one down, two to go!

Workdays - one down, two to go!

Pest control operation in the bush to target rats and possums

We had a fantastic turnout for our first spring workday on Sunday so a huge thank you to all of you who came along to help us carry the pre-feed into the bush. We are still in need of more volunteers for the next two Sundays, so please let us know if you are available to lend a hand.

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11/10/2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2840)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Workdays - change of date

Workdays - change of date

Pest control operation in the bush to target rats and possums - volunteers needed

The pest control operation is going great guns. The second pre-feed was put out on Sunday with a great volunteer response making the job that much easier. A big thank you to those who came along to help out. Most bait stations are being visited by rats and possums with the pre-feed being eaten out of most of them. This is encouraging.

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17/10/2015 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2102)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Workday for Sunday 21 September

Volunteers needed

The Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust is currently carrying out a bait station operation at Otanewainuku. The operation is targeting possums and rats. Animal pests are arguably the greatest threat to the forest ecosystem and the operation is timed to knock down pest numbers in time for the beginning of the next bird breeding season.

The bait station operation last winter had fantastic results with our best ever bird breeding season, plus the bonus of several fledged kokako chicks.

We have a planned workday for this Sunday the 21st of September.

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Workday

Workday

12 February

Volunteer Work Day

The work involves walking along a marked track, sometimes very steep, clearing vegetation from the track line and checking bait stations and track markers along the way.You will be working in teams of 2 or 3 people with an experienced person in each group.

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12/02/2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (1906)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Workday

Sunday 26 February 2017

Hi to all Volunteers and Supporters of Otanewainuku

We had a great workday last weekend with good weather and lots of track clearing work completed.  Lots of comments about the numbers of robins that were seen and the great condition of the bush. Thanks to all those that helped out. The cleared tracks are so much easier to travel along and every little bit helps.

There is still lots to do. So if you fancy a few hours in some magnificent bush then we are planning another Otanewainuku work-day for Sunday February 26th.

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26/02/2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2056)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Work day is on Sunday 24 July

Weather showery so bring raincoats and leggings.

Clearing lines, remarking bait stations and checking and replacing bait stations.

Meet at the shelter at 9am

Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink


 Many thanks

Peter Crane



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24/07/2016 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (1864)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Work day cancelled

Due to rain the workday planned for Sunday 28 May 2017 is cancelled

A message received just now from Peter Crane - the work day planned for tomorrow is cancelled due to the rain. Thanks everyone for volunteering.

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28/05/2017 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (1443)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Talk to Papamoa Rotary Club

Talk to Papamoa Rotary Club

March 6- talk to Papamoa Rotary 5.50pm at Blue Biyou.

Phil Wells (Chair) will be giving a talk to the Papamoa Rotarian Club.

All welcome. 559 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa Beach

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5/03/2014 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (3145)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sunday - workday

Sunday - workday

Remarking bait station lines

We have had a great response to the workdays this years, and with one weekend cancelled due to the weather, we need one more workday to try and complete the remarking of the bait station lines.

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7/08/2016 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2396)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Spring Workdays

Spring Workdays

Pest control operation in the bush to target rats and possums

It is that time of year again when we undertake our pest control operation in the bush to target rats and possums. This is the Trust's major pest operation for the year and is important to give the forest and bird life the best chance of survival and reduce pest numbers.  Would you be able to help us with the first weekend of putting the pre-feed out in the bush? 

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4/10/2015 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2238)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rat Population Monitoring 2014

Rat Population Monitoring 2014

Our rat and ‘possum control programme has recently been completed. We now need to do the follow up Rat Monitoring and are calling for volunteers to assist.

The plan is to undertake the Rat Monitoring on the first suitable weekend selected from:

  • Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November,
  • Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th November, and if necessary
  • Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd November.

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8/11/2014 9:00 a.m. - 9/11/2014 9:00 a.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2934)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Pest Monitoring Work Day

Pest Monitoring Work Day

Saturday-Sunday 7-8 September 2013, 9am - 12pm Otanewainuku Shelter

Monitoring the population density of pests before and after is essential to gauge the effectiveness of our annual Pest Control programme.

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15/02/2014 9:00 a.m. - 16/02/2014 3:00 p.m./Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (3335)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'Out East' Enviro Expo

Saturday 2nd July 9am-2pm, Memorial Hall, Te Puke Showcasing local environmental projects. Learn more about our environment and how to create healthy homes.

Showcasing local environmental projects. Learn more about our environment and how to create healthy homes.

Exhibitions, short seminars, kids activities, demos, prizes, giveaways....

Seminars held in the Settlers Lounge (next to the Memorial Hall)

·         9.00am Ken Keyte, TeAro Kahikatea Walkway TeAro Kahikatea Walkway

·         9.30am Hans Pentergrast, Otainewainuku Kiwi Trust More Kokako are coming to Otanewainuku

·         10.00am Marty Hoffart, EERST, Business Waste Minimisation in WB

·         10.30am Peter Ellery, MOWS, Inanga Habitat Enhancement on the Kaituna River

·         11.00am Mark Dean, Dunes Trust, Papamoa Dunes

·         11.30am Leo Murray, Why waste?

·         12.00pm Chris Mitchel, Seaside Bees, Urban Bee Keeping

·         12.30pm Jo Wills, Sustainability Options, Healthy Homes

·  &

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2/07/2016 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2207)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Otawa Frog

Otawa Frog

Information evening

PUBLIC MEETING HOSTED BY TE PUKE FOREST & BIRD
MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER
7:30pm at KIWI 360
Speaker – John Heaphy
Convenor – Pim de Monchy
Put this date on your calendar, note the venue change, and learn all about the frog!

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16/11/2015 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m./Author: Katie/Number of views (2799)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Open Day - Easter Monday 2016

Open Day - Easter Monday 2016

10am-12pm or 1-3pm walks & talks

Join us for our Open Day at the Otanewainuku Forest. Our team will be talking about the forest, pest control, kiwi and kokako re-introduced to the area. Bring a picnic lunch if you come to the morning session or your own afternoon tea to the afternoon one.

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28/03/2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2365)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OKT Public Annual Meeting 2018

OKT Public Annual Meeting 2018

2 July at 7.00 to 9.00pm - H110 Toi Ohomai Windermere Campus

Come join the Otānewainuku Kiwi Trust Team to recap on the year that has been and our focus for the next 12 months.
With all the amazing work that volunteers have been donating to improving the health of Otānewainuku and lifting its profile through educational talk, OKT kiwi population is increasing. That's good.... isn't it??

Michelle Impey from Kiwis 4 Kiwi will be our guest speaker to talk us through what it takes at a national level.

H110 Toi Ohomai Windermere Campus, 70 Windermere Drive, Poike, Tauranga

 

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2/07/2018 7:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (1634)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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March 2019 Workday

Our next workday in the forest is scheduled for Sunday 10th March, 9am, Mountain Rd, Oropi.  Remember to be equipped and prepared for a day in the forest....good sturdy footwear, hi-viz vest, snacks, drink, wet weather gear and possible steep terrain.  A bbq and a cuppa will be provided.  Look out for email/facebook cancellations on the day.

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Kiwi Release 2016

Kiwi Release 2016

Pistachio to be released - meet at Oropi Hall

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27/11/2016 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2418)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Juvenile Kiwi Release

Juvenile Kiwi Release

First older juvenile from Warrenheip released at Otanewainuku

The first of our older juveniles from the crèche at Warrenheip will be released at Otanewainuku on Sunday 1 June.


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1/06/2014 1:30 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2876)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Guided Night Walk

Guided Night Walk

Back by popular demand! Get in quick as numbers are limited to 30 people.

Discover cave wetas, spiders and lots more. Ring Jen at Sport BOP on 578 0016 to register.

 Cost: $2  - Donations welcome 

 

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13/03/2015 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m./Author: Moana/Number of views (2661)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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