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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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Eels, snails and kokopu

Eels, snails and kokopu

During several days in October and November 2019, Stephand colleagues from Whitebait Connection came to survey the ponds, streams and rivers at Matuku Link. Assisted by some of our volunteers, they monitored koura (crayfish) and several fish species. This is her...

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Results

Results

The three goals of Matuku Link for biodiversity are: protecting & enhancing, restoration and education. Enhancing is done by planting, restoration by planting and weeding and education is the foundation underneath all our group visits. But the most...

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Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

Our working bees are always on the Third Sunday of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm. The last one of 2019 is on Sunday 15th of December. We'll keep going in 2020: Sunday January 19th Sunday February 16th Sunday March 15th A big “thank you” to all of you who...

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Birthday Bonanza!

Birthday Bonanza!

I think I speak for everyone who came to on our 3rd Anniversary Whale & Dolphin Eco Safari when I say the day couldn't have been any better... the company of all mammals (people included) was amazing, with two orca, one of them breaching, which is a...

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3rd Birthday Celebration!

3rd Birthday Celebration!

Thank you for all you’ve done for Matuku Link over the past three years– donating time, energy, money, materials, ideas, equipment, plants and so much more! To thank you we invite you to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of Matuku Link with us on Saturday 2nd...

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Water works

Water works

Just a quick update on our research and collaborations: we've been working with Auckland Zoo on the monitoring on rats, which is great, especially in the long term, to see how we are tracking with our predator control. We all know creating a safe habitat...

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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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