Photo source: palmers.co.nz Myrtle rust has been found in a private garden in Te Puke. Please check out this link and stay vigilant. It is a very serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family such as pōhutukawa and mānuka, so it’s really important it is controlled.
MOWS member Sheelagh Leary, DOC ranger Karl McCarthy, and Hamish Dean, from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council tracking the bittern. Bittern are New Zealand’s largest swamp bird, and are currently classified as critically endangered. Their numbers are under pressure due to predators and changes in land use. In October 2016 two rescued bittern were […]
Thank you to everyone who braved the slightly damp weather to come down to Newdicks today. We got a lot of weeding done, and some planting of muehlenbeckia and wiwi to help guard against erosion of the bank in front of the car park. Great work everyone!
We had a successful day of work felling and chipping of one of the Norfolk pines on Dotterel Point, Pukehina. Great teamwork, with Robin in charge of the felling and crosscutting, Claire dragging the branches down to the ATV, Julian loading the trailer and transporting it to the carpark, and Stevo manning the chipper. One […]
Check out this video on our skink monitoring program, featuring our chairman Julian Fitter, and ecologist Jamie Moko. Credits to Hamish Dean – Director/producer/cameraman/editor/gaffer/Grip etc, and with thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council.