Thanks to changes in the Covid settings, we now have a confirmed venue and date for the 2022 Braided Rivers seminar: 06 July at Lincoln University. A draft (emphasis on DRAFT) programme is available here, along with the booking form for you to register. Some ‘TBA’ entries are currently in discussion, so I will be changing the content of this page as speakers and topics are confirmed.
Once again this is a free event open to all. It’s always good to book early, as spaces are limited. I will send out a request for you to confirm your booking about a week prior to the event, or sooner if we reach capacity.
I look forward to catching up with past attendees and hopefully seeing some new faces.
As the last newsletter was just a few weeks ago, the content of today’s newsletter is somewhat lighter than usual.
Sonny Whitelaw email@example.com
- Combined control contains the key to whio population growth (Predator Free NZ – a link to the research paper is below))
- Te Manahuna Aoraki now has a resources page with tips and tricks such as how to set up a trail camera as well as resources for kids.
- ECan are calling for submissions on the management of the river banks along a section of the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park. Deadline: April 24. Speak now, or you may not get the outcome you were hoping for.
- Second year of braided river bird survey encouraging – Hawkes Bay Regional Council
- Milked – White Lies in Dairy Land: award-winning must-see documentary available free of charge on Youtube.
- LAWA: Groundwater Quality National Picture Summary (scroll down the page a bit)
- Australians hit with cat curfew following more than a billion wildlife animal deaths (Perth News)
- March edition Birds New Zealand: includes news of the first NZ records of Black Tern and Black-naped Tern, and the first live record of Bridled Tern in NZ
- Steffens et al; Testing the effectiveness of integrated pest control at protecting whio (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos) from stoat (Mustela erminea) predation in beech forest (Nothofagaceae), New Zealand Journal of Ecology 2022 46(1): 3470 (open access)