Mangarakau Swamp

Current Events

New Wattle Point Track

Happy to see the job completed !
Happy to see the job completed !

21st November 2017:

After John and Bron toiled away over the past 2 months preparing the new track to Wattle Point, a group of us worked together to fill it with gravel. As you can see the final result is very pleasing.

 

You can now walk down through the swampy area to the bush track along the edge of the swamp where you will hear many Fern Bird making their distinctive clicking sound and if you are lucky you will hear Bittern booming and even the sharp squeek call of a Spotless Crake.


Golden Bay Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC)

Poppy planting a Matai
Poppy planting a Matai

 

The first step in turning Wattle Point into Matai Point.




A section of the new gravel track
A section of the new gravel track

 

More photos on the Gallery page.

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http://mangarakauswamp.com/gallery

 

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Tree Planting

On 4th June 2017,  25 Children and 20 parents of the Golden Bay Kiwi Conservation Club planted 9 large Matai trees and 70 mixed natives at Matai Grove.

 

Ruby digging the first hole.
Ruby digging the first hole.

 

 

The weather turned cold and wet but not a grizzle was heard.

 

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Planting completed.
Planting completed.