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Council consults on indoor fires

Mahurangi residents with a point of view on the use of indoor domestic fires have until March 27 to comment on a draft Auckland Council bylaw.

Poplar, willow offer on again

Hill country farmers whose erosion-prone properties drain to the Kaipara Harbour may be eligible for a share of more than 3500 free poplar poles in a joint Northland Regional Council-Ministry for Primary Industries initiative.

Schools embrace diversity in environmental education

Young people have an important role to play in restoring and caring for the environment, and local school curriculums reflect that responsibility.

Call for innovative approach to Mahurangi waste recovery

An inspiring approach to waste recovery, which was set up at Helensville in 1996, could be used as a model for a similar operation in Mahurangi.

Local rivers considered too small to be swimmable

According to Forest and Bird, none of the local rivers will be covered by the Government’s proposed new water quality standards.

Health and safety concerns spell demise of mature trees

A group of mature liquidambar trees at Whangaparaoa School are likely to be felled, due to health and safety concerns.

Board goes into battle for return of weedeaters

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The issue of spraying chemical weedkiller on the Hibiscus Coast will be in the spotlight again as the contracts for the service come up for renewal.

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On the lookout for ‘spillover’ robins

In April last year 40 North Island robins (toutouwai) were re-introduced into Shakespear Regional Park. Thirteen pairs established and have just completed their first breeding season with 34 chicks being raised.

Student discovers dumped kingfish in Mahurangi River

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating after nearly a dozen kingfish were dumped in the Mahurangi River last month.

Endangered dotterels threatened by cats

A quarter of the world’s remaining New Zealand dotterels are under threat from cat incursions and other predators at Omaha Spit.

NZ First weighs in on Te Arai

New Zealand First is concerned locals near Te Arai Beach are not being consulted as an exclusive coastal development progresses.

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TOSSI columns

The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary is a comprehensive ecological restoration programme underway to transform Tawharanui Regional Park into New Zealand's first integrated open sanctuary (a 'mainland island') where farming, public recreation and conservation of native species combine. 

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with Peter Jackson, SOSSI chair, info@sossi.org.nz and Phillip Wrigley, Hibiscus Coast Forest & Bird
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