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Drone survey

Drone survey

Thanks to the team at Auckland Zoo, we now have some great drone footage of the willows in the river and our wetland. This does not only guide us to where they are so we can get rid of them (as willows are a pest plant, a weed smothering our native plants and clogging...

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Kayak Day 2021

Kayak Day 2021

What a great day we had on the water at our VIP Kayak Day!  Thanks to the hard work of our 15 volunteers, doing the sausage sizzle, baking cakes, making soup, instructing, driving and helping people in- and out of the kayaks, guiding them on the water and sharing our...

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Just in time Open Day

Just in time Open Day

Saturday 13th of February was another super successful World Wetland Open Day celebration, with 12 stalls, a full programme of Boardwalk opening and five guided tours, and just under 300 people enjoying it all on a sunny day. Our volunteers did an amazing job of...

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Success with pests

Success with pests

The three aims of Matuku Link are protect, enhance and educate. The first protection part is all about pest animal and pest plant control. Pest animals we focus on are rats, possums and stoats as the main predators, with hedgehogs, feral cats, ferrets and weasels as...

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Kayak Day 2021

Kayak Day 2021

The October date of last year was just the postponed version from March 2020, so we're back in the correct season - please join us on Saturday 27th of March for the VIP Kayak Day! Our biggest fundraiser and day of public engagement of the year, a two hour paddle along...

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Open Day 2021

Open Day 2021

Welcome to our 5th Open Day! We'd love to share our progress of four years of hard work by many volunteers, funders, sponsors and teams. Come celebrate World Wetland Day and the beauty of our environment, we'd love to see you on: Saturday February 13th between 10 am...

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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... We've got loads of seeds to plant, trees to pot up, weeds to keep from smothering our natives... plus lots to experience and admire: listen to the matata...

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Cake for crake

Cake for crake

Last week we did our annual puweto (spotless crake) survey, organised by John Sumich with support from Auckland Zoo (specifically Derryn, Sarah and Suzie). Over two very early mornings, they and the rest of the team (Anko, Emma, Stefan, Marjolijn, Wayne, Matt and...

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Vicki Sargisson Memorial

Vicki Sargisson Memorial

Vicki had a great love for the environment - but an even greater heart for people. We will miss her, and her enthusiasm for Ark in the Park, Matuku Link and most recently her energy as founder of the very successful South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network. She used her...

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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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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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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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