Trust Manager Profile

Paul Horak news

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

Paul Horak news

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

Paul Horak news

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

Paul Horak news

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

Paul Horak news

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

Paul Horak news

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