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The Team

The Team

In our five year plan we always had the aspiration to have a project manager or coordinator to help with funding applications, volunteer days, predator control, communications, visiting groups and all the other everyday jobs which require a bit more time than the...

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Kayak Day 2020

Kayak Day 2020

The VIP Kayak Day, postponed from March, was a huge success with beautiful blue skies, clear water and the best of all: wind in the back upstream! All participants returned to base happy and hungry, keeping our volunteers at the sausage sizzle and home baking stalls...

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Lion Team at Matuku Link

Lion Team at Matuku Link

The first and last business planting group of 2020 - thanks to Covid we have had to cancel everyone else. But the team from Lion worked tremendously hard on their volunteer day to make up for that and planted hundreds of trees, shrubs and flaxes. It was right next to...

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Fiftieth Fundraising Forest

Fiftieth Fundraising Forest

What a great day to plant a 50th Forest for Anko's birthday! Beautiful weather (though a bit windy, look at my hair!), lovely company, great cakes... and we planted our 100 trees as well as some extra flaxes and grasses! Thank you to everyone, from all over the world,...

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Summer Working Bees

Summer Working Bees

Welcome back! We're very happy we can invite you to Matuku Link again, after a very 'different' year... To keep us all safe in this new, covid-filled world, a couple of extra things: when you’re sick, stay home (always a good idea anyway!)  no need to bring your own...

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Sunny September

Sunny September

What a great turnout to enjoy our very sunny working bee in September! We had one group of volunteers in the nursery, one group protecting our plants with a thick layer of mulch, and another group busy with 'infill' planting: adding bigger trees where the nursery...

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Jobs for Nature

Jobs for Nature

Jobs for Nature are established by the government, through the Department of Conservation, to help the environment as well as help people in a job who are currently unemployed or underemployed. Matuku Link's proposal was part of the Sustainable Business Network...

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Retirees Retreat

Retirees Retreat

If you are getting under your partner's feet, have seen enough of each other during the lock down or just want a change of scenery, why not join our merry team of Weekday Volunteers? We're setting up a group of people who like to come to Matuku Link for the day,...

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KCC at ML

KCC at ML

The Kiwi Conservation Club, the junior group of Forest & Bird, is run by volunteers and has been visiting Matuku Link since we started. It's always great to see the look on people's faces when they see how much the plants have grown which they planted with their...

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Working Bees

Working Bees

Welcome back! Were very happy we can invite you to Matuku Link again, especially in August for Conservation Week, BUT with the new rules, there are some changes: when you’re sick, stay home.  no need to bring your own gloves and spades anymore, but if you do:...

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VIP Kayak Day revisited

VIP Kayak Day revisited

We've set a new date for our VIP Kayak Day, postponed from its original day in March... we all know what happened in March, right?  Saturday 17th of October will be our VIP Kayak Day! Most people who have a March ticket will join us again in October. Unfortunately...

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Floating around

Floating around

Once you've made the ponds, you've got to replant them before it becomes a wetland habitat for the birds... but how to plant grasses in the deepest parts? You plant them in bales of straw of course! Last Saturday an enthusiastic team of volunteers cheered...

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Protect and monitor

Protect and monitor

Protect, enhance and educate are our three core values at Matuku Link. And the "protection" bit is done by trapping and baiting. We've got a great dedicated team of trappers who check "their" traps every two weeks to reset, clean and refill them with a...

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Shovel ready project!

Shovel ready project!

Welcome back! Were very happy we can invite you to Matuku Link again, the nursery is bursting at its seams and we'd love to get as many plants in the ground as possible. BUT with the new rules, there are some changes: when you're sick, stay home.  no need...

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Bats

Bats

Auckland Bat Man and bat expert Ben Paris gave our volunteers an insight into bats, and showed us how to look, or actually: listen, for our long tailed bats (tourua peka peka) with the latest in bat detectors. Shiny new 'bat loggers', courtesy of Community...

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A Wonderful Wetland Day

A Wonderful Wetland Day

What a great World Wetland Day celebration we had! Thanks to all the volunteers all our visitors experienced the project with guided walks by John Staniland or John Sumich, eel feeding and info by Derek March, who also made the beautiful sculpture. We had lovely home...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Contact us:

Secretary Annalily van den Broeke

021-2207136 or email us at matukulink@gmail.com..

Physical address:

111 Bethells Road, Te Henga, Auckland

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