Janszoon News

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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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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Students earn NCEA credits for work in Abel Tasman

Posted by Project Janszoon on 19 June 2014

Motueka High School students are the first students to earn NCEA credits as part of their involvement in a pilot education programme in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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First kākāriki released into Abel Tasman National Park

Posted by Project Janszoon on 7 May 2014

Twelve kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet released into the Abel Tasman National Park today are the first captive raised kākāriki to ever be released onto the New Zealand mainland.

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Kākāriki begin journey to Abel Tasman National Park

Posted by Project Janszoon on 23 April 2014

Eleven kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet will today begin their journey from the Marlborough Sounds to a new life in the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Schools “adopt” areas of Abel Tasman National Park

Posted by Project Janszoon on 19 February 2014

Four schools from the Nelson/Tasman area are to adopt and improve sections of the Abel Tasman National Park as part of a unique new education programme.

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Largest private stoat trapping network nears completion

Posted by Project Janszoon on 15 January 2014

The largest stoat trapping network undertaken by a private trust in New Zealand is about to be completed, enabling the reintroduction of birds like pāteke and kākāriki back to the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Follow our journey as we discover the secrets of this most iconic of National Parks and help nature restore its diverse ecology. Meet the birds, animals and plants that will benefit from this restoration and those that we hope to return to their former glory.