sea bird burrows?

Rangers Report June 2015

July 22, 2015

Warm winter greetings…it has been a very productive June out at Bream Head. The network of bait stations, monitoring and trap lines that the Trust requires to manage the entire 800ha reserve are all now marked and cut. Only a …

tracking tunnel with rat prints

Rangers Report May 2015

June 16, 2015

The warm dry days of late summer and autumn have well and truly left us and as I write this that winter pattern of cool, wet west to southwest weather has set in. This is great for the majority of …

Bernie Buhler with Twilight the kiwi

Rangers Report March 2015

April 20, 2015

The hot weather continues, and with the regular patches of rain we have received the bush habitat in the reserve appears in really good condition for this time of year. Fortunately cyclone Pam did not cause too much damage at …

Crombie Lockwood in Air New Zealand in-flight magazine

Rangers Report – February 2015

March 18, 2015

The trust has featured very well in a recent Air New Zealand in-flight magazine. The article describes the new relationship with Whangarei Insurance brokers Crombie Lockwood and our trust, particularly focusing on how important it is for businesses to give back to …

Steve Henderson NRC

Rangers Report – January 2015

February 23, 2015

As promised the ranger team have been out in the reserve throughout December and January with a small break around New Year. We have been busy with our usual bait and trapping rounds, Argentine Ant monitoring and contriol, Lizard monitoring, …

local business volunteers at bream head

Rangers Report – November 2014

December 11, 2014

It seems the warmer weather is bringing out not only the stunning native flowers and new growth but visitors to the reserve are increasing also as summer and the festive season fast approaches. I have been enjoying visiting and hosting …

checking out the traps

Rangers Report – October 2014

November 24, 2014

This month we have continued to cut and install new bait station and trap lines in area four, scuttled around on our hands and knees surveying the Placostylus snail population, cut ourselves to shreds pursuing Jules the very elusive Kiwi, replaced old …

monthly pest counts

Rangers Report – September 2014

October 14, 2014

Another very busy month at Bream Head! As you can see I have decided it would be good to add the table of predator control results and any monitoring results for each month and the year to date (YTD) into …

Pupurangi or Flax Snail

Rangers Report – August 2014

September 25, 2014

The rangers have now finished installing the predator control network in the valley up behind Wendy and Rupert Newbold’s property at Ocean Beach. This means we have a further 56 rodent bait stations, 9 possum and 2 mustelid traps and …

a24 trap and infra red camera

Rangers Report – July 2014

August 18, 2014

Winter arrived with a real thump early in July with those very high winds and rain. This made it really unsafe and difficult for the ranger team to get out on the hill for five days and created more track …