Oi are back for more !

Oi have once again returned to the Whaingaroa coastline, and parents are now busy looking after a single egg, their one shot at a chick for this year. At the moment eggs are tucked underground in burrows on cliffs between Ngaranui beach and Indicators. Oi are especially vulnerable to predation during this period. Our team continues to monitor burrows with 24-hour observation cameras, which allow us to look after the burrows with minimal interference, identify active burrows and respond to predator incursions.

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Rebecca Towle
Annie Lorenzen, our environmental educator

Annie has been working for the Karioi project as an Environmental Educator since 2014. A people person with a big voice and a big heart. Annie’s outdoor instructor background and occupational therapy experience brings a unique perspective to her educational role. Annie has stepped up this year to help develop and coordinate our in – school Earthcare program (now called Maanaki Ao) in partnership with Raglan Area School and Papa Taiao a national accreditation organisation.

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Rebecca Towle
Backyard Hub expands into Whale Bay

Whale Bay residents have joined our network of predator control. Karioi Backyard Hub keeps growing as everybody does their bit to work towards predator-free. We now have over 500 traps in our Backyard Hub project! By working together, Backyard Hub members in Whale Bay and all around Whaingaroa can help preserve our threatened species, improve biodiversity, create greater ecological resilience and restore our unique coastal ecosystem.

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Rebecca Towle
Oi season is back!

Oi, Grey-Faced petrel, breeding season is starting again in Raglan, Whaingaroa. Our team of staff and volunteers are monitoring and protecting breeding sites in hopes of some 2018 chicks!

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Rebecca Towle