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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Events

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

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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Insects

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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2023 Planting Progress
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2023 trees and grasses planted

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