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TOSSI – Cakes and ales

Many bird books have a section on ‘Crakes and Rails’; a phrase that my brain stubbornly and consistently confuses with afternoon tea at a brewery....

TOSSI – In the buffer zone

By Ngaire Wallen, TOSSI Over the last couple of years, an extensive amount of effort has been directed to strengthening the protection offered by a...

TOSSI – Step Lightly

By Ngaire Wallen TOSSI has recently joined the world of malacologists (snail researchers). Research published in 1981 stated New Zealand has at least 520 species of native...

TOSSI – Looking back

The recent Waitangi Day celebrations are a reminder that as a country we are now old enough to have a history worth remembering, and hopefully...

TOSSI – Too much sun?

By Ngaire Wallen Tawharanui Open Sanctuary receives something like 160,000 visitors a year. The vast majority of these visitors go to Anchor Bay, the iconic...

TOSSI – Pay-back time

By Ngaire Wallen The recent announcement of the formation of an extensive marine reserve around the Kermadec Islands is a welcome step forward in the...

TOSSI – Pukeko research

By Ngaire Wallen The Tawharanui Open Sanctuary is a haven for many species of birds and animals, which provides a perfect opportunity to study the...

TOSSI – Early history shared

By Ngaire Wallen, www.tossi.org.nz Tawharanui has been occupied by people on or off since the first migrations of Pacific people centuries ago. The history of...

TOSSI – Nurture vs nature

By Ngaire Wallen & James Ross We were thrilled that grey-faced petrel reared six chicks at Tawharanui last year – three were in nest boxes...

TOSSI – Chasing away winter blues

There are lots of ways to shake off the winter blues but one of the best is to get out and about and do things...