Adam joined the Trust in 2014 and during his years working for the Trust, he established the remaining bait station lines over some of the most difficult terrain in the Reserve. Under his watch our volunteer base grew to over seventy people. He also guided the establishment of our headquarters at Ocean Beach and the education hub close to Woolshed Bay. He’s inspired many classes of children through games and fun about the importance of conservation today. He oversaw the translocations of North Island robin/toutouwai and whitehead/popokatea and established a new intensive trap line called ‘Load the Road’ to try to improve the first line of defence into the Reserve. Adam has moved on to some exciting new projects including establishing a home on a brand new property.
So, it is with anticipation that we welcome our third head ranger in twenty years. Tom studied Zoology and Ecology at the University of Otago and he has a Master’s in Wildlife Management specialising in lizards. He worked as a DOC ranger for Kauri Coast for the past three years. He was also involved in a research project translocating barking geckos using a penned release method. Barking geckos are native to Aotearoa and are on the endangered list. With Tom’s knowledge our unique Bream Head skink will be in good hands.
Our community planting day will take place on Sunday the 11th of June from 9am to 12 noon. Bring your whanau and friends, and join others in our community. Help plant 2,500 plants to increase habitat for our local biodiversity.
The timing of the start of our new ranger David Lawrence-Solomon could not have been more fortuitous. His first day on the hill was just after ex-tropical Cyclone Gabrielle had departed and gosh do we need him! David and his wife moved to Northland from Nelson two years ago and after completing a pest control course at Northtec, he began as a volunteer which has led to his new full time position. We warmly welcome David as part of our committed team.
Northpower Wild Kiwi multi-sport event is on the 11th of March! The first 10 people to make a $100 donation to the Bream Head Conservation Trust will receive a free individual entry ticket (any distance). Get onto it! Be one of the first to donate and get your free ticket to participate in this great event! To claim your ticket send an email to email@example.com
Keep your eye out for the 2022 Te Whara Bream Head Trust newsletter. We've made some hard copies and they're available free of charge at locations around Whangarei Heads. If you're not in the area click See More to go to the newsletter page and you can download a PDF from there.
On Sunday the 11th of September, in the good company of many of our volunteers, friends and the Whangarei Mayor, we celebrated our 20th anniversary. It was the perfect moment to reflect upon what has been achieved over the years.
In May, a refresher training session took place for the Bream Head/ Te Whara volunteers working on our toxic bait lines.
While all attention is focussed on combating an epidemic, a group of grey-faced petrels (Pterodroma gouldi or Oi) had another successful breeding season at the Bream Head Scenic Reserve.
It’s been a tough twelve months all round the world but it hasn’t been all doom and gloom for the Trust.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, any donation you make to the Trust in the month of June will be tripled.
Beautiful Bream Head inspired calendars by local artist
We won a prize! Thanks to NRC for recognising us and all our volunteers for their hard work in earning it.
Conservation Minister our guest as Bream Head and Auckland University of Technology team up