This March, Weed Action have two events planned along the Coastal Walkway of Reotahi.
The first event is a ‘Weed Info Walk’ which will be an easy & short guided walk. We’re hoping to inform/remind the community of how unique NZ’s forest ecosystems are and the threats that weeds pose to diversity. I talk about weeds so much, that it will be refreshing to chat about the gorgeous coastal forest that we’re trying to protect. We will also give weed control demonstrations on the 3 most abundant weeds on this portion of the track from our Dirtiest Dozen list.
The second event is a Weed Event/Working Bee. We have a few hours to do some control work especially focusing on the cotoneaster, ginger and elaeagnus along the track.
The underlying aim of both events is to give Reotahi residents the gift/curse of weed vision, to take ownership of the area and come to Weed Action for support & training if they want to be part of the action.
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.
Bream Head/Te Whara Conservation Trust has appointed Tom Flynn-Plummer as our new head ranger. Tom will start in August and he is replacing Adam Willetts, our head ranger for the last eight 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