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Wills Month

Wills Month

September

Leaving a gift to Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust in your Will is a great way to ensure the on-going success of the Trust.

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Welcome Sartor!

Welcome Sartor!

Another kiwi has hatched

We have another kiwi safely hatched from an Otanewainuku bred egg! Sartor was hatched at Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua on the 18 December 2015. 

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We couldn't have done it without you!

We couldn't have done it without you!

A huge thank you to our volunteers

I just want to say a huge thank you to everybody that has helped out over the last several weeks with the pest control program. We had a great turn out, and every week managed to accomplish all we planned to complete on the day.

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Two more kiwi hatched!

Our latest kiwi pair, White Eyes and Manuka have successfully laid two fertile eggs which have been hatched at Kiwi Encounter.

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust kiwi pair, White Eyes and Manuka, are the proud parents of two young ones. Waituna hatched on December 6 and its sibling, Marama, hatched December 27. Their sex has yet to be determined.

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Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd

Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd

Ongoing thanks for many years of support

Thanks to the Te Puke Veterinary Centre Ltd who donate $1000 annually towards kiwi health as well as other occasional costs such as the baycox or new microchip scanners when needed. Your support is hugely appreciate along with your kiwi expertise

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No General Workdays (Forest) until further advised

 

Thanks to everyone who has joined us to assist with the line clearing and maintenance works over the past six months. During this time we have been able to host a general work day run from the shelter one Sunday a month. This has enabled the Operations team to get all the lines cleared in zones 1A, 2A and 3A. Also we identified where the windfalls are which will require the chainsaw contractors to clear before the toxin contractors with their big heavy packs move through the forest loading all the bait stations with the rat bait. That is a fantastic effort and equates to approximately 150 kilometres of track work. We have over 2000 bait stations 75 meters apart.

 

For the next two months, we have to change the way we do things. Last year we cut brand new lines in an area we call the expansion, which is at the northeastern end of our forest in a remote rough terrain. This area due to its newness desperately requires attention before we put the contractors into it. In order to undertake this work we have to set a base camp up in the bush about 30 minutes’ walk in before we even start the clearing. Then in teams of 3, these extremely steep lines will be cleared. This will require proven fit volunteers who have evidenced their fitness and capabilities to the work-day organisers over the past six months and when we cut these lines last year. These people will be contacted by email directly from the Operations team and will be required to RSVP a week prior to each scheduled workday so we can structure the teams before to heading into the bush. There will be no BBQ provided and everyone will need to carry their own water and snacks.

 

During the next few months, there will be other opportunities for our regular volunteers to assist in other ways like trap building, and stringing baits on wires to load into the stations. These will be advertised in the usual manner once the work is ready to be go.

 

Thanks to all the hours and hardwork completed to date.

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Kokako dawn chorus

We will let you know when the next event is.


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Kiwi Release 2016

Kiwi Release 2016

Pistachio to be released - meet at Oropi Hall

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Kiwi Egg hunting at Murupara

Sheryl Peterson gives us an update of her latest venture withONE

We've been on another kiwi expedition to Murupara. Listening for male kiwi to put transmitters on for operation nest egg. this time was on a narrow gravel, used mainly by hunters, trampers and mountain bikers. We're back a day early because it's going to be wet tonight so little point in going out. Kiwi call doesn't travel well and the scent is washed out so the dogs can't track.

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Jim Pendergrast Retires

Jim Pendergrast Retires

Founder and Patron steps down from the Trust

Jim has decided to step down from the Trust. His son Hans Pendergrast recently became a member of the OKT Board.

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Give us a name!

Give us a name!

And be in to win a truly unique experience

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust is proud to announce that we have a new arrival on its way! A cute little 4m/o Kiwi chick is due to be moved from Kiwi Encounter to our crèche and she needs a name...that's where we need your help!

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Draft Operative Strategic Action Plan

Draft Operative Strategic Action Plan

We seek input from all interested parties

The Trust has prepared this Strategic Action Plan (the Plan) in response to the clear need to embrace the entire ecology of this unique, virgin forest. It covers a seven-year period to guide the Trust towards its 20th year in 2022. This Plan’s current status is as an Operative Draft.

You may download a copy to view here 

 

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Chair's Report Feb '14

Chair's Report Feb '14

Awards, Bequests and a new Op's Chair

The Trust received a generous bequest in the will of the late William (Bill) Couper. Bill often helped Dave Edwards and would be available with a willing pair of hands when needed. Later in his life he was not to be able to help us on work days due to failing health. This year we will be reviewing the strategic plans of the Trust. Gavin Cherrie has taken over the Ops chair position with a new structure in place for our Operations volunteers. We were runners up in the NZ Community of the Year awards. See below for more details.

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Chair's Report April '14

Chair's Report April '14

April Meeting of Trustees

Two new trustees, Hans Pendergrast and Sian Bent. More momentum re kiwi releases at Otanewainuku.

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Chair's Report - Dec '13

Chair's Report - Dec '13

Looking back on 2013

Looking back on 2013, a satisfying year with the OKT.

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Chair’s Report - August 2013

Chair’s Report - August 2013

Read the latest update from our Chair, Phil Wells.

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Bird of the year

Bird of the year

Update - kokako won!

Please vote for the Kokako, Oropi's favourite mascot.
"Kokako are managing to make a come back on the doorstep of many major cities like the Otanewainuku Forest in Tauranga and we would like this success to spread around the island."

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Bait Station intensification 2015

Bait Station intensification 2015

Increasing bait station density

This year’s intensification project outcome was to reduce our existing bait station grid network from 150m x 75m to 75m x 75m. This effectively meant a new line to be cut between all lines on the existing grid.

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