PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Bruce Fraser chats to Anneke and Karel Driessen about their work day experiences
Otanewainuku hosts volunteers from the Whakatane Kiwi Group
Otanewainuku hosts Western BOPDC Mayor Garry Webber and his wife Carole
Kiwi Trust announces 2019 photo competition results
Category winners were:
- NZ Riverjet fauna category winner Selene Conn
- Rotorua Canopy Tours flora category winner Janet Houston
- Bay Explorer flora category runner up Reuben Fraser
- Rainbow Springs people category winner Sheryl Peterson
- Rotorua Rafting landscape category winner Brennan Mullan
- Skyline Rotorua volunteer category winner Selene Conn
Department of Conservation for Port Blakely
Recently special permission was obtained from the Department of Conservation for Port Blakely to fly a drone at Otanewainuku forest to record the rare tree daisy Brachyglottis kirkii var. kirkiiin flower.
We thank Port Blakely and their drone operator Alfred for enabling us to obtain that footage from them. The white flowering daisy can be clearly seen in numbers that have amazed botanists and added to the knowledge of this species’ distribution.
This is a special perspective of the forest, but please remember that you can not fly drones over DOC administered land without a permit.