Posts Tagged ‘whitebait’

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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Native fish for Otago Museum aquarium

Native fish are taking centre stage in Otago Museum’s updated aquarium, replacing the tropical habitat that used to greet visitors outside the Nature galleries. During the first week of November a group of giant kōkopu, each approximately 15–20cm long, will be introduced into the aquarium, which has been outfitted to mimic their native New Zealand…

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Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project launched

Singer Tiki Taane and ‘Bugman’ Ruud Kleinpaste joined 250 community volunteers to plant over 400 hundred plants in Anzac Drive Reserve last weekend. The Matariki initiative marked the launch of the Mahinga Kai Exemplar project – a project co-led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Avon-Ōtākaro Network – and the first steps in greening…

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Makaawhio’s Helen Rasmussen

Helen Rasmussen has cooked so many whitebait patties she could probably do it blindfolded. Beating eggs, stirring in “a shake” of flour, folding in the whitebait, and cooking up a batch of crisp, golden patties is all in a day’s work at the Grumpy Cow Cafe at the Haast Food Centre.

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