Top of the South kaka captive breeding programme launched

Posted by Robyn Janes on 10 July 2017

A desire to improve the genetic diversity of kaka released into the Abel Tasman National Park has seen the launch of a northern South Island kaka captive breeding programme.

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Winter 2017

Posted by Project Janszoon on 29 June 2017

Project Janszoon Newsletter Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • Kākā captive breeding programme takes flight
  • How to report pāteke sightings
  • ATYA update
  • New team members
  • Bark Bay's connection to the Nelson music scene
  • Predator control news
  • Search for rare orchid

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Search for rare orchid successful

Posted by Marika Kingan on 22 June 2017

Ever since he heard the rare mycoheterotrophic orchid Danhatchia (Yoania) australis, grew in the South Island under nikau at Kaihoka Lakes in Golden Bay and at Okiwi Bay on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds, botanist Phillip Simpson has been searching for it in Abel Tasman National Park.  Now his search has been rewarded.

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Rare native ducks released into Abel Tasman

Posted by Marika Kingan on 29 May 2017

20 pāteke/brown teal were released into the Abel Tasman National Park on Monday 29 May, only the 2nd mainland South Island site where the rare native ducks can be found.

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Over 50 kakariki now released into the Abel Tasman

Posted by Marika Kingan on 18 April 2017

The recent wet weather did not dampen the excitement as 16 kakariki (yellow-crowned parakeet) were today released into the Abel Tasman National Park.

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1,000 less “killing machines” in Abel Tasman

Posted by Marika Kingan on 11 April 2017

Media release – 3 April 2017

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Pāteke/brown teal

Posted by Peter Gaze on 6 March 2017

The pāteke was once widespread throughout freshwater and estuarine wetlands of mainland New Zealand but has been close to extermination due to predation. Two other species of the New Zealand brown teal have evolved, on Campbell Island and the Auckland Islands and both of these are flightless.

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Summer 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 22 December 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • Pāteke release
  • Summer wasp control
  • Farewell to Wendy
  • Student Advisory Board grows up
  • Weed update
  • Gannets play hard to get
  • The browning of wilding pines
  • Cheers to volunteers

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Spring 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 12 November 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Calling citizen scientists
  • Volunteers needed
  • Appletree Bay gets facelift
  • Northern stoat trapping network
  • Robin disperse
  • Iwi reps join student advisory board
  • 1080 monitoring results
  • Torrent Bay weed blitz
  • It's all in a name—mistletoe
  • Birds to get safe corridor to coast

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Winter 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 22 July 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • Eye on the people's beach
  • Robin under surveillance
  • Closer ties with the Brook
  • Tinline's Napoleon link
  • Rare snail doing well
  • Janszoon trapping team doing the k's
  • Road closure due to possum control
  • Dune work reducing fire risk
  • Education update

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