In the summer of 2017, Forest & Bird committee member Stefan Fairweather took six months off work to walk the length of New Zealand on the Te Araroa trail. He has written a book on his journey entitled “North to South“. Kia ora from Christchurch, People often ask me “why did you do it?” and […]
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Cat Lea is the Marine Research and Conservation Officer at Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari which operates a tourism business in the Hauraki Gulf. One of her main responsibilities is to look after the research that they undertake on a daily basis. She’s well poised to see not only the incredible wildlife that’s in the gulf […]
Seabirds are a perfect indicator of marine health and studying them can reveal the major impacts humans are having. Matt Rayner is a professional ornithologist who does just that, and in his blog reveals some of the big changes he has seen in the Hauraki Gulf and why he volunteers for Forest & Bird’s campaign action group […]
Shaun Lee volunteers with Forest & Bird on the Sea Change campaign, to rebuild the health of the Hauraki Gulf. He also works for Revive our Gulf, a great initiative to restore mussel beds in the Gulf. Here Shaun explains what’s happened to the Gulf’s mussel beds, why they’re so important and how the Sea […]
Dr Roger Grace is a well-known and highly respected marine biologist, campaigner, and photographer whose expertise in marine protected areas has been a vital element to the Sea Change campaign. Here Roger tells us, in his typically humble manner, about his fascinating life and the changes he has seen in the Hauraki Gulf. In 2016 Roger was awarded […]
Ken Warin is a keen recreational fisherman and one of 50 passionate people who joined Forest & Bird’s campaign action group to save the Hauraki Gulf. He wants to see strong stewardship for the marine environment of the gulf. Here he talks about what the gulf means to him, and why he joined the campaign. […]
You don’t have to be an ‘expert’ to be a conservationist or a hero for nature – time and passion are just as important. Donna Currey is one of 50 passionate people who put their hands up to be part of a campaign action group to help save the Hauraki Gulf. Here she talks about why she volunteered […]
Molesworth is New Zealand’s largest farm, as you will know if you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the magnificent landscapes of this isolated 180,000ha station – about the size of Stewart Island/Rakiura – that links Marlborough to North Canterbury, Tasman, and Kaikoura. Yet few people know it is part of our public conservation land […]
Independent energy and law consultant Tony Baldwin assesses the four main reasons advanced by Westpower to justify why they want to build a hydro scheme on the Upper Waitaha River – and finds they don’t stack up. More than a year ago, the Department of Conservation agreed in principle to allow a hydro scheme to […]