2024 Planting Season Battle for the Banded Rail

Restoration planting at Hoddy Estuary Park

The planting season’s here and it’s going to be a goodie! Join the friendly super-organised Battle for the Banded Rail team at various planting bee’s across the scenic Waimea Inlet. The first one is Sunday 26 May at Pukeko Lane from 9am to 1pm, and everyone’s welcome! There’s eight different planting bees this season, from […]

Banded Rail gets Helping Hands

The team at Craigs Investment Partners Nelson recently took a break from the office to help the Battle for the Banded Rail community conservation project. How cool is that! The day was spent connecting with nature and each other, all the while doing some good for the environment. They rolled up their sleeves and got […]

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 […]

Battle For the Banded Rail Plant Care Mornings

Plant care volunteers

An essential part of successful restoration is caring for the plants after the hard work of planting is done. Please join us for plant releasing mornings around the Waimea Inlet. It’s a great chance to revisit some of the Battle for the Banded Rail planting sites, meet other like minded plant carers and have a […]

Māpua School gets planting!

Frontage of Māpua School

With a little help from TET the whole of Māpua School got their hands dirty recently, helping to plant over 400 natives at the school. Māpua School was an absolute hive of activity earlier this year, with every student in the school helping to plant a riparian area near the carpark. Sparked by an idea […]

Banded Rail and red bands

The fourth bi-annual Banded Rail survey took place on a sunny September Sunday morning on the shores of the Waimea Inlet. Some volunteers wore gumboots, others opted for sneakers. All were eager to get stuck into the survey transects and spy the elusive Banded Rail. Like detectives, we were hunting for clues to their whereabouts […]