Predator Free Dunedin – a community collaboration

Predator Free Dunedin – a community collaboration

Over just a few years, the idea to coordinate predator control across Dunedin and beyond to bring back the birds became a reality. By bringing together twenty groups and agencies – including iwi, research institutes, government, and grass-roots community groups...
Hunua Forest: Landscape-scale restoration

Hunua Forest: Landscape-scale restoration

Watercare purchased Hūnua Forest to protect Auckland’s water supply. Since 2018, Whirka has supported managers to undertake one of the largest native forest restoration projects in Aotearoa – to revert 2,300 ha of pine plantation to native forest. Why...
Activating a vision for forest restoration in Wanaka

Activating a vision for forest restoration in Wanaka

Rocky Hill, near Wānaka, is a large property with Outstanding Natural Landscape values, including tourist hot spot Diamond Lake. Once part of a larger high-country station, the property has been farmed and proudly cared for by one family for several decades. They have...
Managing a pest with a long history of bouncing back

Managing a pest with a long history of bouncing back

The dry climate and open country of Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes District is a draw card for semi-rural landowners, and for rabbits. The pest is not a new problem – but it’s one with a long history of bouncing back.​ With rabbits affecting more landowners...