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.
Posted on: 5 December 2017
A juvenile Tui. Photo credit; Yvonne Pickford Photography
Yvonne Pickford Photography capturing some of our manu and their offspring…
Posted on: 18 November 2017
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
Posted on: 5 December 2017
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.
Posted on: 17 December 2017
The BHMET would like to acknowledge the kind donation we recently received from ‘South Port NZ’ Bluff!
Our work ‘Bringing back the birdsong’ would not be possible without financial support. So to the awesome team at ‘South Port’ on behalf of the BHMET and the Bluff Community thank you kindly for your generous donation!
This donation will be used to upgrade our stoat trap lines out at Ocean Beach to improve our efforts to reduce re-invasion of stoats, weasels and now also ferrets!
Posted on: 15 November 2017