Articles Categorized: Environment

Kiwi release ensures survival

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IAN Tarei and Bridget Palmer perform the naming ceremony for a new kiwi at Te Kura o Te Teko before releasing it into the wild…

Disgusting find at Matata Beach

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A MATATA resident was disgusted to find methamphetamine paraphernalia amongst dumped rubbish at the township’s beach domain last week. On Wednesday, August 9, Marsha Playle…

Public help sought to combat fly tipping

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A SERIES of recent fly-tipping incidents have left several piles of waste around Whakatane and prompted Whakatane District Council to appeal for public help in…

Protected birds shot

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A PILE of shot pigeons found at Piripai recently were not kereru – but two such protected native pigeons have since been found shot near…

Lake drawdown begins

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THE annual drawdown of Lake Rotoiti began yesterday, and will see the lake drop 100mm below its normal operating range. Bay of Plenty Regional Council…

Kit of dead pigeons found

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THE kit of dead pigeons found on the Piripai spit were not kereru. A Whakatane man, who asked not to be named, found the pigeons…

Traps help save headland environment

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A COMMUNITY initiative formed to combat the disease and devastation created by predators is making great strides forward. Ohiwa Headland Sanctuary Trust chairman Andrew Glaser…