Celebrating Pāteke

               This year TOSSI celebrates 10 years of monitoring Pāteke at Tāwharanui –                          New Zealand’s rarest mainland

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Summer chaos!

It is hard to believe months have passed since parts of the country were subjected to mother nature’s recent storms. Tāwharanui did not escape the onslaught and suffered significant damage, but got off relatively lightly

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Nursery Report Summer 2022

We have experienced a very wet spring so we have carried on infill planting into October, all over the park. We found a very wet spot in Workingman’s wetland to plant 50 kahikatea and over

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Chairperson comment

Message from the Chairperson Summer 2022/23

After twenty years on the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI) committee, the last eight as chairperson, Alison Stanes QSM (Queen’s Service Medal) has retired. Of course, she has only retired from the committee, and we

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New Home for Wētāpunga

New Home for Wētāpunga On Friday 28th October 220 Wētāpunga (Deinacrida heteracanthawere) were released at Tawharanui. The project was a collaboration between Auckland Council, Ngāti Manuhiri settlement Trust, Butterfly Creek and TOSSI. They were taken

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Kiwi at night

Kiwi call monitoring 2022

Kiwi call count monitoring has finished at Tāwharanui Regional Park for another year. Thank you to those who braved the cold and were so co-operative when filling gaps in the roster at the last minute.

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2021 Planting Progress
Finished 100%
2022 trees and grasses planted

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