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.
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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.
Come and visit the Kauri Rescue stand at the MaCahon Kauri Project, on Sunday August 6 at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaborative project to both fund raise and regenerate kauri growth, six hundred disease free 'McCahon kauri' saplings will be available to purchase at a free Kauri Community Day on 6 August in Titirangi at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall.
The saplings are available to order now directly from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 09 817 6148.
If you don't have room for a tree in your backyard, you can be a sponsor and the tree will be provided to a suitable home and you will receive a commemorative numbered booklet about the project.
The trees are $50 each and in keeping with their legacy, they will be released as a 2017 limited edition. Each tree will be accompanied by a booklet, recording its unique edition number, along with information about its heritage, and how to plant and care for the sapling.
Public discussion from 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Kauri Community day also features talks by Dr Nick Waipara, Principal Biosecurity Advisor, Auckland Council and Kauri Rescue team member; Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, a former McCahon House artist-in-resident and biodynamic gardener; and Julia Waite, curator of Freedom & Structure, a painting show currently touring New Zealand which includes McCahon's French Bay and Kauri paintings
The McCahon Kauri Project is a collaboration between:
McCahon House Trust; Te Kawerau a Maki; The Kauri Project; Auckland Biosecurity; Auckland Botanic Gardens
Stay up to date with the latest Kauri Rescue project news on our Newsreel page.