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From the Chair

By |2020-04-02T08:53:22+13:00April 2nd, 2020|News|

This is very much a different piece than I would have anticipated penning a month ago. As we reflect on things, based as we currently are within our personal bubbles, positivity is important, well-being is paramount and things will be different going forward. I extend my best wishes to you all that you will emerge [...]

What’s the story of the Australasian Bittern at Te Waihora

By |2019-09-19T03:30:58+12:00September 19th, 2019|Education, News|

The Waihora Ellesmere Trust held it's 2019 AGM on the 16th of September. The Trust was very privileged to have Allanah Purdie Biodiversity Ranger from the Department of Conservation talking about the Australasian Bittern - See her presentation here. Following are the notes from Allanah's talk: The Australasian Bittern - Matuku are a large, wetland [...]

Two Lakes Healing

By |2019-09-05T02:16:00+12:00September 5th, 2019|Events, News|

Friday 4th, 4.00pm - Saturday 5th, 4pm October 2019.  A 50km round trip from Wairewa Marae, Little River and back exploring the environmental restoration activities underway for Lake Wairewa, Birdlings Flat and Kaituna Lagoon. OPTIONS: Potluck meal and overnight stay at Wairewa Marae on the Friday evening. Begin the cycle journey from Little River on [...]

2019 Annual General Meeting

By |2019-09-05T02:17:16+12:00August 19th, 2019|Events, News|

The Waihora Ellesmere Trust is holding their 2019 Annual General Meeting on the 16th of September 2019. The AGM will be held a the Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln Formalities will start at 6.30 pm and refreshments at approx. 7.00 pm. Our quest speaker will follow at 7.30 pm. The Waihora Ellesmere Trust is [...]

Predator Trapping at Yarrs Flat

By |2019-06-20T04:46:47+12:00June 20th, 2019|News|

The Waihora Ellesmere Trust is working with the Department of Conservation to initiate a trapping program at Yarrs Flat Wildlife reserve. Trapping will target rats, stoats and possums; all introduced pests that impact on our native wildlife. DOC200 traps will be used in the program to target rats and stoats.  The Lincoln Men's Shed has [...]

Predator Free Workshop

By |2019-06-20T04:02:45+12:00June 20th, 2019|Events, News|

The Waihora Ellesmere Trust and the Department of Conservation are hosting a Predator Free Trapping Workshop. Come and hear from a number of speakers and talk to the experts regarding trapping mammalian predators. There will be displays and information on a number of traps. The Waihora Ellemere Trust with the support of the Department of [...]

Children’s University

By |2019-04-17T03:27:00+12:00April 17th, 2019|Education, News|

The Waihora Ellesmere Trust has partnered with the Children's University to become a Learning Destination. Learning Destinations provide learning activities that contribute to the Passport of Learning. The first activity produced is for Harts Creek for more information go to the Children's University page on our website.

2019 Te Waihora Bird Survey

By |2019-02-25T01:20:11+13:00February 16th, 2019|Events, News|

The 2019 survey took place on Saturday February 16, 2019. The day started off with a few showers however the rain stopped before we set out to the Lake. The wind was a little cold as you will see by the hats and parkas. Over 50 volunteers and staff from a number of agencies undertook the annual census [...]

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