September 6, 2018 by
Ashburton, Ashley, banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-billed gull, Department of Conservation, DOC, ECan, Events, feral cats, Makarora, Newsletters, Waiau River, wrybill
Greetings, The date for our next meeting, which will also be our AGM, has been changed. It will now be 2-5pm, Wednesday 26 September, at the DOC offices, Ngai Mahi Rd Sockburn. Please also note that the annual membership fee of $20.00 is due on this date. Calling all North Canterbury trappers! Conservation week is […]
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July 29, 2016 by
feral cats, Land & Water Regional Plan, Lower Waitaki, Newsletters
Hello all, While winter might be quiet on the rivers, much has been going on behind the scenes in regards to the Braided Rivers Partnership Project, which I will report on at the Annual General Meeting 03 September. The Flock is also gaining momentum, with schools and Brownies making birds and using the online teaching […]
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June 4, 2016 by
Advocacy, citizen science, feral cats
From Sonny Whitelaw – Manager DOC social scientist Dr Edy McDonald has been analysing the issue of driving behavioural change. “Typically, we rely on education, publicity…and other forms of storytelling to speak to new audiences whose support we require or whose behaviour we need to change.” Some of the findings, backed up by solid (if […]
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April 15, 2016 by
feral cats, pest mammals, Rangitata River, trapping, traps
By Kate Guthrie, Predator Free NZ Braided river systems are rare throughout the world, but we have some superb examples in New Zealand, particularly in the Canterbury and Southland regions. New Zealand’s braided riverbeds are breeding grounds for some very special wildlife including the wrybill – the only bird in the world with a bent […]
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