Birds

Kākā nest found on Tāwharanui

Kākā nest in holes in tree trunks which makes them vulnerable to predation from stoats and invasion from possums. Within Tāwharanui they are many of them flying over, they are heard well before they are

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Public Planting

2024 Planting Days

Even if you have been before, please read the info below to ensure you follow the parks protocols. Timings   Start time – 9am Finish 12.30pm  Followed by lunch Where 1181 Takatu Road, Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary, 1181

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Insects

Wētāpunga at Tāwharanui

The first release of Wētāpunga at Tāwharanui was in October 2022. Since then a few more releases have taken place reaching a total of 1450  at end of play on Sunday 17th March, after a

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Birds

Takahē – 75 years on

The flightless takahē (South Island takahē; Porphyrio hochstetteri), is the world’s largest living rail. And now there is a double celebration for the takahē at Tāwharanui this summer. Firstly, we have a chick at the sanctuary

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Birds

Kiwi Count 2023

TOSSI volunteers completed the four sessions of kiwi call counting for this year by the end of May 2023. The process is repeated at a large number of sites across Northland within the same period

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Birds

Celebrating Pāteke

 This year TOSSI celebrates 10 years of monitoring Pāteke at Tāwharanui – New Zealand’s rarest mainland waterfowl. A number of Pāteke were introduced between 2008 and 2010, and since then they have established on the

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2024 Planting Progress
Finished 31%
2024 trees planted so far
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