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 …

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 …