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Celebrating our volunteers; 2021 so far!

Celebrating our volunteers; 2021 so far!

We're well on our way through 2021, and it's been a year of change both at the Ark and across Aotearoa. One thing that hasn't changed is how amazing the Ark team is - you've donated an incredible amount of time to protect our ngahere! During the first half of this...

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Kōkako summary for 2020-21

Kōkako summary for 2020-21

Image above: chick GM-RY, the first chick fledged this season by Ātaahua & Kapua. Photographer: Grant Capill. The 2020-21 season saw 6 new members of our kōkako whānau from our 6 monitored pairs, as well as unknown number of other chicks from our un-monitored...

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April & May 2021 Biosecurity update

April & May 2021 Biosecurity update

While baiting was on hold during wasp season, our tenacious trappers continued to service their lines and protect the Ark from pests. Below we share the latest trapping results, pest monitoring results, and share some news from our trial traps.   Baiting, the...

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April 2021 Induction session & Ark BBQ

April 2021 Induction session & Ark BBQ

Photo above: Keen volunteers at our April 2021 induction session. Photographer: Karen Davis (front). It was at the first induction session since going into a state of lockdown, that fifteen new volunteers were welcomed into the Ark family for a day of field...

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2021 March Newsletter

2021 March Newsletter

Our March newsletter features an introduction from our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, the latest trapping results, an update on myrtle rust, news from our trapping workshop, kōkako stories from Pureora and our usual kōkako kōrero, and a new volunteer highlight section. 

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Biodiversity update: Kōkako in Pureora

Biodiversity update: Kōkako in Pureora

Biodiversity update: Kōkako in Pureora. A note from Programme Manager Sam who attended the recent (March 2021) event to celebrate 2000 breeding pairs of kōkako in Aotearoa! Hear about what inspired her, and check out a poster that summarises kōkako at the Ark in the Park, including stories from volunteers.

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2021 February Newsletter

2021 February Newsletter

Our February newsletter features the latest trapping and pest monitoring results, the first sighting of myrtle rust within the Ark, a summary of recent research about pet cats, wasps and biocontrol agents, our kōkako kōrero, and gorgeous photos of our native pepeketua/Hochstetter frog & kōkako chicks.

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Ark in the Park is located in the Waitākere Ranges, which are currently closed to minimise the spread of kauri dieback disease.