Fernbird Numbers Increase in Waimea Inlet

Battle for the Banded Rail are excited to share the results of their 2024 Fernbird Survey, with the number of fernbirds increasing from just a single bird in 2018 to at least eight birds in 2024. Fernbirds or Mātātā are rare in the Tasman region with small populations found in Mohua Golden Bay, Wakapuaka and […]

Pest Free Onetahua Finds Kiwi!

It’s exciting news for conservation in Mohua with Pest Free Onetahua discovering a great spotted kiwi in their project area. Once common in the hills of Pūponga, there have been no sightings of kiwi here since the 1970’s! The unexpected discovery was captured on a Pest Free Onetahua trail camera, set up in Pūponga Recreational […]

TET Environmental Outcomes by financial year

TET 2023 graphs

Please note that the trap figures are taken from traps logged on Trap NZ as at end June each year.  These are a cumulative figure.  Plants purchased and planted can fluctuate year to year based on funding but also because the financial year ends in the middle of the planting season.  If more plants are […]

TET wins at the NTCC Business Awards!

Sky Davies and Abby Boffa of Tasman Environmental Trust with Howie Timms of NBS at the 2022 NTCC Business Awards

We hoped for it but we didn’t expect it—so winning the Environmental category at the 2022 Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Awards was a wonderful boost. If you were to ask Trust manager, Sky, and operations manager, Abby, if frocking up and spending an evening with Nelson Tasman’s leading business lights sits inside their comfort […]

TET’s 2022 AGM

gathering of Restoring the Moutere residents at Jester House

TET Reflects on another successful year of connecting communities with conservation. Nau mai nga hua Nau mai nga pai Nau mai kia nui Kia Hawere ai Welcome all things that have grown Welcome all things that are good May they be plentiful and abundant AGM opens with a karakia from Chair, Gillian Bishop This year’s […]

Eye in the sky—taking plant monitoring to new heights

TET Evaluation and Monitoring Program Leader Craig Allen with the TET Drone

TET’s recently acquired drone is keeping a watchful eye on vulnerable young plants. TET-supported projects have surpassed 300,000 plantings. Yes, you read that correctly—over 300,000 eco-sourced plants grown in local nurseries, 300,000 volunteers’ spades to dig the holes, and that many cups of tea and biscuits too! With such enthusiasm and willingness for community action, […]

TET partners with MPI and TDC to Check Clean Dry

Paddler lifting kayak out of a river to check it for invasive weeds

With an invasive algal pest called Lindavia or “lake snow” discovered in Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa in 2019, safeguarding Nelson Tasman waterways is more important than ever. Our region is rich in freshwater resources. The Tasman district alone contains more than 9,000km of rivers and streams, along with wetlands, lakes, and aquifers—and all are vulnerable to invasive […]

TET’s end of season planting wrap 2021

Multi generations of volunteer planters at Greenslade Park

Phew! TET has blown its previous planting numbers to new levels with a whirlwind planting season. Thanks to funding from MPI-One Billion Trees, Ministry for the Environment, DOC’s Community Fund, TDC, NCC, Trees That Count, Fonterra, Cobb Mitigation Fund, Lotteries NZ, our planted plant numbers have risen from 31,451 in 2020 to over 200,000 this […]

TET Conservation Hub gets landmark Rātā Foundation funding

The Rata Foundation's Head of Community Investment with TET Manager, Sky Davies

It’s some of the best news we’ve had so far in 2021—TET’s Conservation Hub operations are secure for three more years, thanks to the Rātā Foundation. The $510,000 grant means we can continue providing operational and admin support for over $7 million in local conservation projects, helping them scale up and be more effective across […]

Skilled volunteer photographers wanted!

Partial face shot of smiling young man loading a memory card into a DSLR camera

Are you a skilled photographer in Golden Bay, the Moutere or elsewhere in Nelson Tasman wanting to support local conservation? We’re looking for expert volunteer photographers to capture brilliant images of our projects on a semi-regular basis. Ideally, you’ll have access to editing software and be comfortable working to a basic brief. If you’re wanting […]

TET’s 2020 AGM: Marking a 20-year milestone in community conservation

Tasman Environmental Trust's Board of Trustees with Sky Davies, Trust manager, at the organisatiion's 20th anniversary gathering

How do you celebrate 20 years of helping to make the world a better place? You invite people to share important reminiscences, sing Happy Birthday and then tuck into some truly sensational cake. ​Judging by the enthusiastic reception given to all three by trustees, staff and supporters alike, it was a great way to mark […]