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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Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park 4th December 2022

Volunteer Days with TOSSI 9am-12.30pm  The first Sunday in the month is for volunteers to come along and join in with tasks that we can do around the park, no matter what your level of

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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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People pricking out native seedlings at a table

Nursery report

After a three month hiatus, the nursery group got back into action on Thursday 11 November. Since then, under Covid restrictions and guidelines a limited number of volunteers began the task of pricking out about

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Woman at beach with binolculars
Chairperson comment

TOSSI chairperson comment Summer 2021

By good luck and good management, hundreds of volunteers planted 17,000 trees from the TOSSI nursery before the Covid Delta variant struck, locking Auckland down for seven weeks. Planting the steep and slippery slopes of

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Woman and man in field pointing
Public Planting

Tāwharanui planting days – behind the scenes

Public planting days have been held at Tāwharanui Regional Park for many years. Prior to the onsite nursery being established in 2007, plants were sourced from other nurseries. For a couple of years this included

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2021 Planting Progress
Finished 100%
2022 trees and grasses planted

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