Kauri Rescue: 2 years on - a citizen science science success story
Join us to find out about the Kauri Rescue Project and what we have achieved in protecting Kauri over the past two years.
Date: Tuesday December 4th
Time: 7-9pm (includes coffee, tea and cake)
Venue: Titirangi War Memorial Hall
The Kauri Rescue team of scientists, social scientists and community coordinators / facilitators will feed back to the Waitakere community in small presentations, interim results and outcomes from this citizen science project that has enabled the community to positively contribute to kauri dieback management.
We look forward to sharing the successes and the learnings of this important citizen science project with the community of the Waitakeres, who have been an integral part of making this project a success.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
If you want more information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kauri Rescue team were awarded a Judge's Commendation for the Rātā Award at the recent Love Your Place Awards hosted by Ecomatters and the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. The list of other groups in our category was immense and it was really inspiring to see so many people out there working so hard to protect the environment.
The citizens we work with, who are now playing instrumental roles in the running of the programme at the local level are the true winners of this award - particularly Dr Mels Barton and Ngaire Kingsbury and the many local ambassadors that are now enrolling in the programme and assisting with the monitoring and the promotion of the programme.
Kauri Rescue is a model for successful community engagement and the award is recognition and endorsement of our collaborative approach and we are truely honoured to have received it.
Photo below from left: Dr Mels Barton, Kauri Rescue Junior Ambassador Thomas Forest Dawson and Ngaire Kingsbury collecting the award for the Kauri Rescue Team.
Download the latest newsletter to keep you up to date with our activities.
In this issue:
Introducing our new kit coordinator
Soil Sampling - how we detect the presence of kauri dieback.
Kauri Rescue team members Dr Mels Barton and Dr Nick Waipara will be contributing to the talks being presented for Conservation Week at the Ellen Melville Centre. Mels presents a talk on Monday September 17 and Nick on Friday September 21. Download the the pdf below for details.
Check out the latest video on Kauri Rescue which Te Hiku Media developed following our Northland launch in October.
A great news story that provides useful information about Kauri Dieback and introduces Kauri Rescue.
Tuesday, October 3 at 6 PM - 8 PM
51 Okara Drive, Whangarei, Northland 0110
Join us for the launch of the Kauri Rescue project in Northland at Toll Stadium on Tuesday 3 October at 6pm. All welcome. Refreshments provided.
Find out about this citizen science project working with landowners to treat their own sick kauri trees and save them from kauri dieback disease using both western science and matauranga Māori methods.
Download our Press release about this launch
Dr Mels Barton talks about Kauri Rescue, how you can join the team and what you can do to limit the spread of dieback in our new video on Vimeo. Check this out now
Kauri Rescue will host a public hui in the Waiatarua Community Hall at 7pm on Thursday 31 August 2017 to support people living with kauri trees and enable those who don’t have their own kauri to help others keep their trees healthy.
Dr Nick Waipara will give practical advice on how to keep your kauri healthy, whether or not you have kauri dieback disease. Kauri Rescue Ambassadors Ngaire and Peter will also share their experience of treating their own trees with phosphite as part of the Kauri Rescue pilot trial.
Our engagement with community has found that many people are unsure of how to determine if their trees are healthy and even if they are, people are unclear of how to care for their kauri to limit the risk of them being susceptible to dieback disease. This Hui will give you key information and valuable resources on how to care for kauri – your own or your neighbours.
Stay up to date with the latest Kauri Rescue project news on our Newsreel page.