Pureora Too Precious To Mine

Paul Horak news

In two days Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, will announce the decisions on areas where the government will grant permits for mining exploration. One possible area is the Pureora Forest Park where conservationists fought hard in the late 70’s to preserve this rare example of ancient North Island lowland forest. The success of this campaign inspired the foundation …

International Day of Forests 2014

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As a charitable group, the Trust relies heavily on the help and goodwill of the public. It is only because of people like you that we are able to continue restoring and protecting New Zealand’s natural heritage. If you would like to help us make a difference please consider making a donation to celebrate International Day of Forests 2014. Thanks!

Official Facebook Page

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Our official new Facebook page is now up and running. We plan to use facebook to provide more connectivity with our supporters, providing regular reserves updates, highlighting special events and providing a platform where we can share stories, videos and photographs from reserves. We will also have contributions from Trustees, Reserves Managers, Honorary Rangers and volunteers. To follow us on …

Trust Manager Profile

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Testifying to the Trust’s high reputation, the position of Manager attracted a strong field of applicants from whom the clear choice was Sandy Crichton. He began work in January and has quickly become part of the team, handling our affairs with the skill and diplomacy this key position requires. Sandy, who belongs to the NZ Ecological Society and to the …

New Trust Manager Appointed

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The Trustees are very excited to announce the appointment of Sandy Crichton as Trust Manager. Sandy has a strong background in ecology and management and will be a great addition to the team. Sandy has worked as an ecologist in the UK including project management associated with large scale reptile translocations and large-scale bat surveys. He ran his own video …

Invasive alders dealt to at Mangarakau Swamp

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Over Labour weekend twelve members of the Nelson/Tasman branch of Forest and Bird joined the Friends of Mangarakau Swamp for an enjoyable working and relaxing weekend at Mangarakau.  Here is an except from Anne Harvey’s trip report: Life can be full of disappointment . . . . . . some people, disappointed by the weather forecast never left home. Some …

Friends of Mangarakau plant 1000 trees

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On the weekend following ANZAC Day a working bee was held at the Mangarakau Swamp in north west Nelson. 1000 trees had been raised over the previous year in order to fill in some gaps in previous plantings at Wattle Point and around the Visitor Centre. An intrepid group from Nelson/Tasman branch of Forest and Bird travelled over from Nelson …

Carbon Credit Sale

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We have achieved our first sale of Carbon Credits. Mighty River Power is our first customer and we have sold them the credits we have accumulated on the Pigeon Bush Reserve, Rimutaka Ranges. This is a significant step towards the future of the Trust. It is a 15 year contract with a guaranteed income flow for the Trust. It is …

Friends of Mangarakau Go Live

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South Island supporters of NFRT in NW Nelson have been operating under the name of FOMS “Friends of Mangarakau Swamp” and they have now got their own website. For up-to-date news of their activities follow this link or go to: http://www.gbworkcentre.org.nz/mangarakauswamp/index.html