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Community Science In Action

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June 29, 2021

Chelsea Reservoirs

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June 21, 2021

Awataha Stream Restoration

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May 27, 2021

Low Ecosystem Value?

I get quite annoyed when statements about 'low ecosystem value' get made without any reference to scale or ecosystem type. What might be classified as 'low ecosystem value' at a small scale e.g. at a development site, could be high ecosystem value at a larger scale. The point being we are living on a planet of dwindling resources where natural ecosystems are being destroyed for the sake of development, so surely any ecosystem is high value on a global scale because ECOSYSTEMS SUPPORT LIFE. If we...

April 14, 2021

Fish Monitoring and Identification Course

We recently held a fish monitoring and identification course. Thirteen people attended from consultancies and Auckland Council. On day one we went through the tables of the NZ Freshwater Fish Sampling Protocols (2013). This enabled us to compare and discuss efficiency of sampling methods. In the afternoon we went out and electric fished the Oruamo Stream. This revealed Kōura, shortfin eels and redfin bullies. We set fine mesh fykes and g minnow traps. The following day we checked these traps w...

March 29, 2021

A good sign! Inanga and Redfin Bully

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November 4, 2020

Kaeo Agriculture Field Day

The Kaeo Agriculture Field Day on November 4th 2020 really brought home to me what we mean by best management practice for sheep and beef farms. The field day  held at 133 Te Ranga Rd, included a tour that showed some great riparian planting of seepage zones to filter sediment and nutrients to ensure minimal harm to the stream channel further downslope of the farm. I even got out the night before and set some fish traps! We caught inanga, red fin bully, common bully, longfin and shortfin ee...

November 4, 2020

For the past 2 weeks we have been running community stream care workshops, it's been fun

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October 21, 2020

Welcome to our new site!

We'd love your feedback on our new site and any improvements you think need making. PS What do you think of this pest fish I caught recently? ...

September 29, 2020

July 2020 Newsletter

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September 17, 2020

Newsletter - May 2017

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