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Do you want to work with the DOC/Project Janszoon education programme?

11 September 2018 | Janzsoon » All News

Can you get others engaged and active in supporting conservation? Are you keen to do your bit to protect New Zealand and encourage students and teachers to see the value of conservation and get involved?

We are looking for a committed and energetic person to provide input to the DOC/Project Janszoon education programme and help maintain and further develop school and student-group partnerships that promote conservation in Abel Tasman National Park.

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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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Kākā to be sourced from around the region

13 September 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

Kākā are one of the noisiest and sociable birds in the forest and Project Janszoon is working on different ways to increase the numbers of these charasmatic native parrots in the Abel Tasman.

With a beech mast predicted for 2019 we are looking at taking kākā eggs from the wild, hatching them in captivity, and then releasing them into the park.

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Aerial predator control results encouraging

13 September 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

Birds and snails in the upland areas of the park are going to enjoy two consecutive years of low rat numbers, thanks to last year’s aerial predator control.

Monitoring results show that, in August this year (nearly a year after the October aerial predator control operation), rats above 600m altitude were still tracking at less than 10%. Experts say this is a measure below which native bird species will be largely relieved of predation pressure.

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Kiwi returning to the Abel Tasman?

13 September 2017 | Janzsoon » All News

It was only a few years ago experts were predicting kiwi would become extinct on mainland New Zealand and now they are considering returning them to the Abel Tasman.

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Beech planting project expanding

13 September 2017 | 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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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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