Grab the kids and try and spot - or should we say hear - some native pekapeka tou roa (long-tailed bats). Night bush walk? Yes please!
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BRING: Study, close-toed shoes and a torch/ head torch!
Grab the kids and head outdoors to try and spot - or should we say hear - some native pekapeka (bats). We will be exploring the ngahere (forest) with our pekapeka detectors and seeing what other creatures we can see at night time. Learn about pekapeka, and what we can do to help them out! >>
The Kauri Rescue team are running a treatment workshop for kauri dieback infected trees on a large property in Parau, west Auckland this Saturday 15 Feb from 9.30am.
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Media release: EDS proposes transformational Resource Management Reform
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