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 […]

Good progress for Pest Free Onetahua

Return of the Kuaka | Bar-tailed Godwits

Pest Free Onetahua is a unique conservation project spanning 12,000ha – from the tip of Onetahua Farewell Spit, including Pākawau Bush in Kahurangi National Park and south to Whanganui Inlet. It’s a partnership with Manawhenua ki Mohua and aims to remove pests and restore the habitat of Onetahua Farewell Spit so native birds, plants and […]

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 […]

Blue Carbon ‘Core & Restore’ videos

Team extracts core sample at beach

‘Core and Restore’ is a community based initiative with plans to measure, protect and restore blue carbon habitats across Te Tauihi (the top of the South Island). Watch these amazing videos to find out more… Introducing the Core & Restore Blue Carbon Project The Core & Restore Blue Carbon Project Launch Core & Restore Blue […]

MPI launch of Motueka Catchment Collective funding


The official announcement of the MPI Sustainable Land Use funding for the Motueka Catchment Collective (MCC) took place at Shedwood Hall, Tapawera on the 2nd June. Over 100 people packed into Tapawera’s Shedwood Hall to celebrate new funding for the Motueka Catchment Collective. Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, came to announce $870,000 of funding towards […]

Tasman Environmental Trust and New Forests partner to protect Whio


Forestry and Farmers are working together to protect one of New Zealand’s most iconic, but most endangered birds – the whio. A new chapter unfolds as Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) and New Forests NZ collaborate through a sponsorship agreement to give the Farmers for Whio project an extra boost. This collaboration promises to amplify efforts […]

Take the JUMP to tackle climate action in Tasman and Nelson regions

Take the Jump 3

Research shows we can reduce emissions by more than a quarter just by making a handful of specific lifestyle changes and creating a society of less stuff, and more joy. The seven “shifts” are part of a new Take The Jump (Kia Māia te Peke) initiative being piloted by the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum. It […]

Conservation Hero Cam Speedy

Cam Speedy wants to equip volunteers with the knowledge and expertise needed to engage in successful predator control. He envisages a future of smart, connected people, all working together to hold the line against invasive species. Cam Speedy is a highly experienced freelance wildlife biologist and predator control specialist based in the Central North Island. […]

Kelly’s Conservation Forest – the seen and unseen

Nestled in the hills of Nelson’s Enner Glynn is a thriving embodiment of the practice of kaitiakitanga: the protection and stewardship of the natural environment. For almost 40 years, Lindy Kelly and her now late husband Joe, have perfected their kaitiakitanga over an area of native bush now known as Kelly’s Conservation Forest. It is […]

Rotarians mark 100 years with 900 plants

Last year Rotary celebrated its hundredth year of activity in the Nelson Tasman region. Having already spent a number of years supporting the Battle for the Banded Rail project, club members thought it would be a good idea to double down on their conservation efforts, using the project to mark the occasion with a grand […]