Our water monitoring data for Mamangu is now available :April2018
Wendy and Nathalie from HBRC came to have a look at the catchment. They work for the Cape to City project and were interested to see how we were carrying out our pest control work. Pat drove them to the whare, the weather was terrible but they enjoyed their time there and got to see the project for themselves. Pat also took Wendy and Nathalie to Okepuha Station where the next generation of environmental warriors are growing. Eva Coop was proud to show us her rifle…and apparently she doesn’t like cats !
A big thank you to Pat and Sue, Richard and Hannah (and Eva) for making themselves available.
We may see Wendy and Nathalie a bit more if the Mahia Pest free project progresses.
On Saturday the 28th of April 2018, the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group (WCMG) offered a guided tour to three Whakaki Lake Trustees-Paihau Solomon, Willy Kahukura and Archie Waikawa. Aurthur Bowen (Cultural Health Index Coordinator) and Nic Caviale (Project Co-ordinator) showed the representatives a number of key areas of the project starting from the Whangawehi bridge all the way up to Okepuha Station.
On the way they stopped at the Whare on Taharoa where the group stopped to enjoy a bite to eat. This site offers a superb view of the valley and is surrounded by a collection of flax for weaving. We exchanged a lot of ideas, dreams and aspirations for the future.
The last stop was on Okepuha Station, award winners at the Balance Environmental Awards. The WLT group appreciated the recent plantings and the fencing standard. On behalf of the WCMG we thank you for taking the time to visit our project. It was great to see there enthusiasm and invigoration. We hope we inspired them by showing what working together can achieve. We wish them all the best.