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 …

Bream Head skink

Rangers Report – June 2013

June 16, 2013

Another busy month for us, but top of the list must be the new skink we have found. Some of you may have seen the articles in the local papers and also in the New Zealand Herald. This is a …

ocean beach working bee

Rangers Report – May 2013

May 14, 2013

Thank you to all those keen and enthusiastic volunteers who turned out for the Ocean Beach working bee, twenty two in total. Four large trailer loads of invasive ice plant was completely removed and some was sprayed in the less …

A very gangly cave weta

Rangers Report – April 2013

May 1, 2013

Action Alert! The Restoration Committee is planning a working bee at Ocean Beach to continue with the removal of ice plant from the dune system. This project has been very successful with virtually no re-growth from the previously cleared sites. …


Rangers Report – March 2013

March 20, 2013

Dry, dry, dry and the fantastic summer weather continues. The bush is looking rather stressed with lots of leaf fall and young Mahoe in particular are wilting badly, they need the big sprinkler to start up. This month we welcomed …

forest gecko

Rangers Report – February 2013

February 25, 2013

This really is paradise. Looking through the diary since my last report in November there have been so many perfect days, lots of surf and plenty of fish, what more could you ask for….. We have also managed to get …