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Xmas Sunday in the Park
TOSSI volunteers had a productive day at Tawharanui Regional Park on Sunday December 1, 2019. Tasks completed by volunteers yesterday were: * Fences, rails and sump upgraded at campground * Young trees released from kikuyu grass * Trap line trimmed to improve access for monitors * Fences stained * Trees cleared from predator fence * Spectacular catering Once the work was done, it was time for a fabulous feast and fun. Thanks to sipping Santa and his outrageously purple helper for making sure all our amazing TOSSI volunteers were on the nice list. Thanks to all TOSSI volunteers and supporters for your on-going support.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

1 Mar 2020
Sunday in the Park

A range of activities and tasks will be undertaken in the morning These jobs will be advised on the day. We appreciate the support of anyone who wishes to volunteer their time to assist with this worthy project. A lovely barbeque meal is offer ...
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What is TOSSI?

Imagine a coastal landscape where wetlands and forests are regenerating, treasured species like kiwi, pateke, bellbird, whitehead and robin thrive, sheep and cattle graze and everyone is welcome.

Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary is a unique blend of conservation, recreation and sustainable farming within Tāwharanui Regional Park. The open sanctuary includes mature and regenerating native bush, wonderful beaches, spectacular coastal cliffs, wetlands, heritage sites, a marine reserve and extensive areas of rich pasture.

The Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI) was formed in 2002 to help make the open sanctuary project a reality. TOSSI works in partnership with the Auckland Council and is involved in volunteer programs, fundraising, education and advocacy. We are a community-based organisation with charitable status.

In 2004 we helped fund a 2.5 km predator-proof fence built across Tāwharanui peninsula to create a refuge for native animals free from pests such as rats, stoats and possums. With TOSSI’s help, fourteen species have returned to breed or been re-introduced to the sanctuary including takahē, kiwi, pāteke, kākāriki, korimako (bellbird), toutouwai (NZ robin), kākā, pōpokotea (whitehead), tīeke (saddleback) and seabirds.

TOSSI projects include forest and wetland restoration, re-introduction of threatened species, monitoring animals and plants, pest control, our nursery, and the development of walking tracks.

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Your donation will help protect the plants and animals of Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary. All donations of $5 and over are tax deductible.
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