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 …

planting day at bream head

Rangers Report – June 2014

August 5, 2014

It’s been a great month for the ranger team with three important tasks getting the big tick. Firstly we had the pleasure of being involved in the very well attended planting days on the 8th and 15th of June. We …

Bream Head Map

Rangers Report – May 2014

June 19, 2014

The ranger team has continued the servicing of bait and traps to a high standard. Autumn has yet again seen a spike in rodent numbers (particularly mice) as they feed load for the winter months. We have had to be …

Moth plant seed pods

Rangers Report – April 2014

May 20, 2014

This month the rangers and volunteers have really been getting stuck into the pests – mammals, plants and insects. The exiting news is that we have been able to get well and truly stuck into the development of new lines …

adam willetts - bream head ranger

Rangers Report – March 2014

April 29, 2014

Kiaora/Gidday everyone, my name is Adam Willetts, I am the very fortunate person to be recently appointed as the project manager/ranger for BHCT. I have now been a ranger for 12 years, my most recent role was as senior biodiversity …

tree mounted birdsong recorder

Rangers Report – November 2013

November 26, 2013

It has been another eventful month with the highlight being the local Westpac Business Awards – the Trust successfully taking out three of the eight prizes. This sparked a lot of interest at the presentation dinner with the Trust not …

Forest Gecko at Bream Head Reserve

Rangers Report – October 2013

October 21, 2013

We now have eight confirmed lizard species in the Reserve AND counting – well you never know your luck! The eighth species was found by Ben Barr and an equally enthusiastic lizarder from Auckland, Dylan van Winkle. The forest gecko …

Kiwi Call Counts

Rangers Report – September 2013

September 15, 2013

The Trust is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month on the 19th September, 6.45pm at the Whangarei Heads School – everyone is most welcome to attend and enjoy the evening. It will be a fantastic opportunity to look back over …

huhana the female kiwi

Rangers Report – August 2013

August 22, 2013

This is Huhana the female we released in May at Smugglers Bay. We released her with a transmitter on a temporary band so we could see how she settled in. As we have been reporting she has stayed close to …

bream head dog walking

Rangers Report – July 2013

August 1, 2013

Planting has been top of the list this month. This is a major focus for the Restoration Committee each year with Wendy Holland taking responsibility for co-ordinating the project. Just over two thousand plants went in the ground which now …