One bird in the hand

One bird in the hand

…is another bird with a band! Stephen Davies, experienced and knowledgeable bird bander, decided Matuku Link would be a good place to band birds for several reasons: it is a easy to access which makes it less time consuming setting up and taking down the mist...
Super Successful Kayak Day!

Super Successful Kayak Day!

Another sold out VIP Kayak Day! A huge success, with more than 80 people enjoying the wetland from a different perspective, having access through private properties otherwise not accessible. Some saw matuku (bittern) which was definitely a highlight, others saw...
Sunday Working Bees

Sunday Working Bees

We’re back to “normal” – and are happy to invite everyone back to our Matuku Link Working Bees. For H&S reasons, if you haven’t been before, please REGISTER here. no need to bring your own gloves and spades, but if you do: everything...
Sound counts

Sound counts

It’s not about the number of pests you remove from the environment, it is how well the native flora and fauna is recovering. And that can be quite hard to monitor! Apart from anecdotal reports from locals that they see more birds (which is great!) or have seen a...
Ongoing predator control

Ongoing predator control

The “protection” part of our three pronged strategy – protection, restoration and education – is our ongoing pest control regime run by volunteers. It consists of traps (checked fortnightly) and bait stations (on a 100 m x 50 meter grid) with...