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Beech planting project expanding

10 September 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

The eroded hills behind Anchorage and on Motuareronui Adele island are not what nature intended.  What we should be seeing is a low forest of kanuka, along with hard and black beech. Instead, fire events over the last 200 years (sometimes planned, sometimes not) have left exposed ridgetops ripe for colonisation by introduced weeds like hakea. Restoration supervisor Helen Lindsay updates us on the beech planting project aiming to bring beech back to the hillsides.

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New “Toolboxes” give access to expert advice on Abel Tasman National Park

07 September 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

Project Janszoon is delighted to launch two Abel Tasman “Toolboxes” designed to give locals, visitors and education providers access to expert advice, activities and helpful information about visiting the Abel Tasman National Park.

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Pāteke / brown teal are doing well, so far

06 June 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

DOC senior biodiversity ranger Jim Livingstone has a way with words when it comes to our latest Abel Tasman residents. 

As of today, all were accounted for – fit and well…… Perhaps too fit and too well….

Gregarious in habit, with a large splashy, unruly, feathery raft of around 60 individuals frequently paddling up, and then drifting down the river.

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72 new pāteke welcomed to Hadfield Clearing

04 May 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

We were delighted to welcome 72 new pāteke at Hadfield Clearing on Thursday 3 May.

They were released on the banks of the lower Awapoto River, at Hadfield Clearing, near Awaroa.  The translocation  follows a successful release of 20 of the ducks by Project Janszoon and DOC last year. 90% of the ducks released in 2017 have survived their first year, with two pairs breeding and hatching 12 ducklings.  There are only 2,500 pāteke left in the wild, mainly in the North Island.

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Red represents hope – good news for a rare species

19 April 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

Like a bloodhound, sniffing out an elusive prey DOC biodiversity ranger Steve Deverell has been out hunting.  And the results of his efforts is good news for a rare species in the upper reaches of the Park. His prey?  Native mistletoe.  Until recently only 24 red mistletoe plants have been found at Moa Park and Canaan.  Steve’s survey has doubled that to 50 plants – an indication the forest is recovering as a result of sustained pest control.

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Education in Action – enthusiastic start

19 April 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

It has been a busy start to the year for our education team who report that students are really enthused about heading into the Park.

DOC education ranger Brooke Turner says Motueka High School has had a range of students studying in the Abel Tasman in term 1, including Design, Outdoor Education, Geography and Science classes.  Some of the students are returning to the Park for their 2nd and 3rd years as part of their adopt-a-section classes.

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It’s all in a name …. Hadfield Clearing

19 April 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

As part of our series on place names in the Park author Dave Hansford takes a look at Hadfield Clearing and the family whose name Is forever entwined with it.

On January 21st, 2004, a strand in a 146-year bond was broken when Bill Hadfield passed away. The last of five generations to farm the Awapoto Valley, Bill came to the 790-hectare Golden Bay property in 1950; Bill came to the 790-hectare Golden Bay property in 1950; settled into the homestead where his grandfather William brought his bride Adele in 1878.

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Reducing fire risk and dune planting in the Abel Tasman

03 April 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

The objectives of Project Janszoon’s planting projects on the foreshore in Abel Tasman National Park are to reduce the fire risk to the national park and to help build resilience in native foreshore ecosystems.   Some area of foreshore can be stable for long periods of time, but it is a dynamic ecosystem and will always be subject to damage in extreme weather events.

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New conservation education scholarship

06 February 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

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It’s all in a name – Pikikiruna Range

24 January 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

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Locals helping grow endangered pepper cress

20 December 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

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Thanks to Devon McLean

20 December 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

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Rare snails radio tracked at night

19 December 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

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Welcome to new trustee

12 December 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

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Storms a good test of dune restoration work

02 December 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

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It’s all in a name – Richardson Stream

24 August 2017 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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It’s all in a name – Tinline Stream

24 January 2017 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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It’s all in a name – Huffam Stream and Rock

24 September 2016 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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It’s all in a name – Taupo Point

24 May 2016 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Pāteke/brown teal

06 March 2016 | Janzsoon » All News

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It’s all in a name – Onetahuti

24 February 2016 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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It’s all in a name – Canaan

24 October 2015 | Janzsoon » It’s all in a name » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Mohua

04 October 2015 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Toutouwai/robin

03 July 2015 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Tomtit

29 June 2015 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Pukeko

15 March 2015 | Janzsoon » All News

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Search for rare orchid successful

22 June 2014 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Kākāriki

07 June 2014 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Rifleman

22 February 2014 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Weka

09 February 2014 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Shags or cormorants

19 January 2014 | Janzsoon » All News

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Abel Tasman National Park goes “live”

19 December 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Canaan dawn chorus

25 November 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Kahikatea forest restoration to start

31 October 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Little penguins

30 September 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Google steps onto the wild side

19 August 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Oystercatchers

27 July 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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Pete’s Tweet – Western weka

20 January 2013 | Janzsoon » All News

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