No bridge too far

No bridge too far

Many years ago John Sumich needed to cross over the Waitakere River to release the first batch of 20 pateke (brown teal) in the Te Henga wetland. He asked Fulton Hogan in Ranui if they might have a bridge, and they did: a 71 meter long one! John politely declined and...
Bird banding

Bird banding

Under the expert guidance of Stephen Davies and James Russell, a number of us have been getting up really early to learn how to “band birds”. This involves catching the birds in mist nets and gently giving them a tiny metal bracelet around their leg. The...
Birthday, Bridge, Birds, Beer

Birthday, Bridge, Birds, Beer

Join us for our Birthday Bash! Our fifth anniversary was just after last¬† year’s longest lockdown, so we had to skip it… a great reason to do a much bigger party this sixth year. There is also much more to celebrate: our accessible walkway, our education...
Fundraising Film

Fundraising Film

Has it been six years already? Yes it has! Four trustees bought Matuku Link in November 2016 and we’ve been fundraising ever since… this time we hope to welcome you at our Fundraising Film Night – the incredible documentary on New Zealand wetlands...
Secrets of our streams

Secrets of our streams

Secrets of our streams Aquatic species largely go unseen in our streams and wetlands. Many of them have fascinating life cycles linked to the moon and tides. At Matuku Link we have been surveying our waterways to discover which species are currently found here, and...
Many hands plant a lot!

Many hands plant a lot!

If it was the tiny bit of desperation that shone through my call for planters last Sunday, or the fact it was a sunny day after two weeks of rain, if it was the School Holidays or if it is the yummy food shared… whatever the reason, we had a HUGE team of helpers...