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.
In late August the Ruahine Whio Collective held their annual hui at Camp Wakarawa in Central Hawkes Bay. There was a great turnout with representatives from all groups making up the Collective.