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TOSSI – Planting underway

It’s planting season. Each year we give the plants grown in the Tāwharanui nursery new homes in the ground around the park. By far the...

TOSSI – Winter around the corner

Before I get started on an update, I thought it would be good to clarify who “TOSSI” is. The Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI) was...

TOSSI – What to do?

Summer is nearly upon us and many of you will be heading to Tāwharanui Regional Park to enjoy the great weather and fantastic environment. However,...

TOSSI – Marching on together

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a workshop run by Sanctuaries of New Zealand. This is an annual national event hosted at a different...

TOSSI – Planting exposé

Every year, TOSSI in partnership with Auckland Council host public planting days at Tawharanui on the first Sunday in June, July and August. Each day,...

TOSSI – United against predators

The Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society (TOSSI) works in partnership with the Auckland Council. Among much other activity, we expend a lot of effort to protect...

TOSSI – Birdsong and ramblings

Having just returned from several weeks campervanning as far south as Hanmer Springs, I thought it timely to share some of our experiences and observations. ...

TOSSI – Saving Private Gecko

A year ago, 80 Duvaucel’s geckos were reintroduced to the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary after more than a century of being absent from the mainland due to...

Environment – Time to relax. Yeah right.

Now that most of this year’s plants are safely in the ground, you might think the Tossi team can relax. This year we planted almost...

TOSSI – Trap-line encounters

To keep the Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary predator-free takes more than the 2.6km of predator-proof fence. In addition, there are 25 trap-lines that collectively have 1324...