This project in the northern Ruahine range aims to support wildlife recovery in both the back country and front country - along the forest park-farmland boundaries and streams that flow from the Ruahine. The vision is to further protect the wildlife, expanding the traplines as juveniles fledge into unprotected stream catchment areas. A major part of the vision is to reconnect Maori, both hapu and rangitane members back to the whenua. The link takes you to the Mauri Oho website.
A bunch of well scrubbed up fellow trappers with Janet, Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne to receive her QSM at Government House.
Professor Carolyn King is New Zealand's foremost and a world authority on the ecology of mustelids. The link is to her being interviewed by Jesse Mulligan on RNZ National on the 18 May.
17 February, Jesse Mulligan interviewed Lisa and Geoff Whittle about their trapping in the northern Ruahines on his RNZ National afternoon programme. To listen to it, click on the link. www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2018734487/trapping-in-the-ruahine-ranges
Longview Line 100 mustelids Killed!, The Oroua Whio make the News, Low catch numbers, Whio ducklings at Leon Kinvig Hut
Oroua Whio make the news
In October I had the pleasure of taking NZ Herald reporter Alex Robertson and Steve and Mary Bielski on a walk in the Oroua Valley. We were lucky enough on the day to find a couple of ducks - our local Guardian newspaper ran some articles and you can see the resulting video at https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12149110 If you like watching videos check out this short one I helped polytech student Victoria Cave- Higgins make as part of her course work. https://youtu.be/V3XoL5p-Uwo All good publicity for the RWP.