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Kayak Day 2020

Kayak Day 2020

A huge success last year, we’re repeating this once-a-year opportunity to of a one-off paddle to raise funds for Matuku Link. The navigable part of Waitākere River is accessible only from private land and on this one day, access will be allowed. Saturday 28th of...
Summer Working Bees

Summer Working Bees

Our first Working Bee of 2020 was blessed with a sunny day (hot hot hot) and ice creams from our friends at Nice Blocks to cool off. We weeded, released plants, weeded and weeded some more…. and those who’d rather be in the shade, did great work out in the...
Girl Guides doing science

Girl Guides doing science

Girl Guides from all over New Zealand had a five day camp in Auckland, with a focus on science and the environment. At Matuku Link we treated them to a whole range of activities, with the help of Dr Grace Hall, arachnologist/entomologist from Landcare Research, and Dr...
Open Day: 02-02-2020

Open Day: 02-02-2020

Usually visits to Matuku Link are by appointment only, for working bees, events or education. But now our Annual Open Day is almost upon us! Celebrating World Wetland Day on the 2nd of February, this year on 2-2-2020 from 10 am to 3 pm and we’re inviting...
2020 and beyond

2020 and beyond

Taking flight – more, bigger, better… The Matuku Reserve Trustees, as they are officially called, always have many plans for the future of Matuku Link. For 2020 a couple of things are high on their list: consent for the toilets and kitchenette in the barn....
Nibbling eels, left handed snails and Kokopu

Nibbling eels, left handed snails and Kokopu

During several days in October and November 2019, Stephand colleagues from Whitebait Connection came to survey the ponds, streams and rivers at Matuku Link. Assisted by some of our volunteers, they monitored koura (crayfish) and several fish species. This is her...