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22nd March 2016
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu supports ToKM’s stand on Kermadec

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu supports Te Ohu Kaimoana’s role in advocating for the protection of the 1992 Deed of Settlement (colloquially known as the Sealord Deal). Māori fisheries trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana says the proposed 620,000 sq km no-take zone northeast of New Zealand breaches Māori right to fish in the region and would…

Boost for mahinga kai species

Whitebait and river birds will benefit from a new partnership between the Community Conservation Partnership Fund and Ngāi Tahu, which aims to restore their natural habitats after the upheaval of the Christchurch earthquakes. The Hon Nicky Wagner, Associate Minister of Conservation officially announced support for whitebait and Canterbury’s colony-nesting river birds at a function at…

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Young filmmaker celebrates award win

Twelve-year-old Tomairangi Harvey is celebrating in Tokyo after winning an award last night at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival. Her short film Te Ao o te Tuturuatu received the Best Young Film-maker Award. The film is a five minute animated story of the endangered Tuturuatu (Shore Plover/Dotterel) and its habitat and survival in New Zealand….

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Canterbury geckos adjust to new home

In March 2015, the first geckos retrieved from the bluffs above Rāpaki after the Christchurch earthquake, were released into their new home at Riccarton Bush. Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, represented by Yvette Couch-Lewis, formally handed over the kaitiakitanga of the gecko from her rohe in the Port Hills to that of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, represented…

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Little spotted kiwi returned to Dusky Sound

Little spotted kiwi/ kiwi pukupuku were recently returned to Dusky Sound in Fiordland for the first time in more than a century. Twenty birds were transferred from Kapiti Island north of Wellington to predator-free Anchor Island/Pukenui in Dusky Sound, to start another population of this endangered kiwi. The kaitiakitanga of kiwi pukupuku on Kapiti Island…

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Saving Kākāpō

The kākāpō is one of the rarest parrots in the world and every year countless people from around the world, including dozens of hard-working volunteers, give their time and energy trying to save the kākāpō from the brink of extinction. Once widespread in New Zealand, by the time Europeans arrived in the early 1880s, kākāpō…

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Kaikōura Marine Management Bill passed

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith welcomed Parliament’s passage of the Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Bill late last week. Dr Smith recognized the importance of Kaikōura as an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot, its abundant fishing and its reputation for successful marine tourism. “This Bill creates the largest and deepest marine reserve adjacent to…

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Te Waihora planting moves forward

After eighteen months on the job, members of the Whakaora Te Waihora planting team are enthusiastic about progress to date – and planting plans for the year ahead.  The team has planted more than 140,000 plants over 70 key sites around focus catchments since they first started restoration planting in the spring of 2012; and…

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