75th anniversary celebrations

Posted by Robyn Janes on 21 September 2017

celebrating 75 years of the abel tasman

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Abel Tasman Youth Ambassador applications open

Posted by Robyn Janes on 19 September 2017

Applications for the 2018 Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors are now open. 

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Hadfield Clearing planting day - Sunday 3 September

Posted by Robyn Janes on 16 August 2017

Join us to plant a Forest for the Future - a tree for every child in Golden Bay. 

The Forest for the Future planting day is being organised by Golden Bay High School students, Forest and Bird, and Project Janszoon.  The groups aim to plant 695 trees at Hadfield Clearing, in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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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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