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Thank you Urwin Company Ltd!

Urwin Company Ltd

Urwin Company Ltd

The BHMET would like to acknowledge the kind donation we recently received from Urwin and Co Bluff! Our work ‘Bringing back the birdsong’ would not be possible without financial support. So to John and the team on behalf of the BHMET thank you kindly for your generous donation!

Announcement: we have new Bluff Babies!

Robin Credit Yvonne Pickford “Kakaruai / South Island robin chick on Bluff Hill Bluff Hill/Motupohue Environment Trust”

Robin Credit Yvonne Pickford “Kakaruai / South Island robin chick on Bluff Hill Bluff Hill/Motupohue Environment Trust”

The news keeps getting better!

Last week we received confirmation from one of our volunteer that South Island robins translocated from Waikaia to Bluff in March 2017 have breed on our hill! The first time in over a century!

So here’s some super cute pics of our precious ‘Bluff babies’ courtesy of our amazing photographer Yvonne Pickford, just to prove it.

Now is a good time to consider helping BHMET in our efforts to protect these and other baby manu by considering trapping rats and stoats in your backyards . We are happy to offer advice and assistance so please get in touch if you’re interested.

The birds of Bluff Hill Motupohue

A juvenile Tui. Photo credit; Yvonne Pickford Photography

A juvenile Tui. Photo credit; Yvonne Pickford Photography

Yvonne Pickford Photography capturing some of our manu and their offspring…

BHMET Christmas Celebration 2017! Thank you!

BHMET Volunteers. Photo Credit; Yvonne Pickford Photography

BHMET Volunteers. Photo Credit; Yvonne Pickford Photography

The BHMET had a wonderful afternoon on Sunday as we celebrated another successful year at our annual Volunteer Xmas Party at the Anchorage Cafe!

BHMET wish to thank the following generous businesses who supported the day by providing Xmas treats to all of our amazing volunteers: Ngai Tahu Seafoods Bluff, Bluff Four Square, Shark Experience, Riverton Fishermens Coop, Anchorage Cafe and the Southland Community Nursery. Merry Xmas

Christmas cheer! Thanks Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu!

Delivery of the new traps. Photo Credit; E Leask

Delivery of the new traps. Photo Credit; E Leask

Wow! Yet another amazing Xmas surprise for the BHMET!


We have just received 21 double set DOC200 traps and boxes from Kara and her team at ‘Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu’ in Christchurch. The traps have a value of over $3,000! On behalf of the Trust and the Bluff community “whakawhetai koe na nui” thank you very much! These traps will be added to our trap lines to further extend the boarder of protection on and around Bluff and Ngai Tahu’s sacred Topuni ‘Motupohue’. We also had the opportunity to meet with Sam from Good Nature to learn more about their re-setting traps, very exciting!

Nāu te rourou, nāku to rourou, ka ora te manuhiri - when people work together anything can be achieved.