Release Party Stirling Point. Photo taken with love by Yvonne Pickford Photography
THANK YOU to everyone who braved the chill, embraced the sun and helped out on Saturday’s Stirling Point Release Party!
With such a great team on site, we got through much more than anticipated, so our next Release Party wont be for a few months. The Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust are very grateful to all the Volunteers who attended. Check out the beautiful faces who were able to help here - Yvonne Pickford Photography
The BHMET also wish to thanks:
- Invercargill City Council for donated plants
- The Phillips family for donating their trolley for our plantings
Posted on: 8 June 2020
This video is supplied by Estelle Leask, our fearless Conservation Leader, who is always up on the hill. Her trap baiting on the Millennium track was accompanied by this wee owl. He followed her down the hill. Estelle’s comment: “Awesome!!!!” So good to see these birds in our forest.
Posted on: 27 September 2015
Oyster Cove - Thanks Ross and Lynda
A huge thank you to Ross and Lynda at Oyster Cove who have made a generous donation to the Trust in response to the monetary loss we will suffer due to the senseless vandalism we suffered this week.
We have also been offered and accepted other items that should make it possible to identify any future eco terrorists. We are humbled at the messages of support we have received from the community.
The trustees are so proud of our wonderful group of volunteers, who have been on the hill for hours searching and retrieving traps. This has actually made us stronger and more determined in our fight against pests both animal and human.
Please keep an eye on our traps on the hill, it is your hill as well and knowing that our community is just as invested as us in protecting the hill and it’s birds means the future is looking good.
Posted on: 13 March 2020
The Trustees, co-ordinators and volunteers are very disappointed that someone has vandalised several of our trap lines. We have a number of damaged and missing possum and rat traps.
This must have happened on Sunday the 8th between 10 am and 3pm around the Topuni, Glory and Millennium track.
Our volunteers work so hard and take great pride in what they are doing, which is to provide the hope that future generations will be able to hear and see our unique bird life on our beautiful hill, so it is such a kick in the guts for them to have their vision jeopardise by these actions.
Also if you are on our Hill in the future and see anyone tampering with our traps please contact us as above. All our volunteers wear a green vest when they are doing their lines.
Posted on: 9 March 2020
In these difficult times it’s nice to receive good news.
So, it is with great pleasure that Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust along with our partners Te Runanga o Awarua wish to share this news with you all:
“Yesterday we received a considerable donation from a local Bluff family”. The Urwin whanau (former owners of Urwin and Co Limited) have very generously donated $20,000 to the BHMET and our TKW Native Plant Nursery project - yes that’s right $20,000!!!
We are still in shock, this couldn’t have come at a better time for us as planning for our native plant nursery progresses and we work towards our goal of ‘Predator Free Bluff’. We hope this news brings joy to you all in these uncertain times, it certainly has brought joy to us!
On behalf of BHMET and Te Runanga O Awarua please join us in thanking the Urwin whanau for supporting our efforts to “Restore the Mauri of Motupōhue and bring back the birdsong to Bluff”
Thank you from the Trustees of BHMET
Posted on: 1 April 2020