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...
Postponement of Open Day

Postponement of Open Day

Unfortunately we’ve decided to postpone our World Wetland Open Day until we can celebrate it with the whole community… let’s hope that day will come soon! We’ll keep you posted, subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to hear the...
OK for GK?

OK for GK?

At  32mm the little galaxiid is just beyond the whitebait stage. Its presence though, 600m up from the Waitakere River past the multiple cascades and waterfalls of a rock bottomed, forest-shaded stream at Matuku Link, shows the determination and climbing ability of...
Welcome Hohepa

Welcome Hohepa

We’re super stoked to have Hohepa join our team as lead educator to teach our tamariki in our first ever official Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme. I’ll let him introduce himself: “Kia Ora koutou katoa, ko Hohepa Waenga toku ingoa, nō...
First plague, then flood

First plague, then flood

Some of you might remember our Open Day on 4th of February 2018 for World Wetland Day. We had a good time, but not many visitors, even though the weather was okay. Until we packed up at 3pm and it started to hose down… as it had been doing for all of the day...
Why test wai?

Why test wai?

Kimberley D’Souza from our friends at Whitebait Connection, who also have helped us installing the fish ladder, came for our first training session on water quality testing. Over the next couple of years we aim to do the testing every second month, at our...