With the Winter solstice and Matariki celebrations now behind us, it’s almost possible to see the days lengthening and dream of warmer temperatures ahead.
There’s a way to go yet, though, and for our extended TET whānau that’s not a bad thing. It means we still have plenty of weekends remaining in the planting season. And with record numbers of community volunteers turning out to help this year, it’s easy to feel a warm inner glow, even if the hands are a bit chilly!
We’re sharing a lot of great news in this edition and we hope you enjoy the stories. Our partnerships with other organisations are bringing great results, you’ll meet a passionate couple restoring eight hectares of their land without sprays, and we’ve got some excellent new planting and trapping resources to share.
But one piece of news in particular is very close to our hearts: the landmark funding grant we’ve recently received from the Rātā Foundation (see below). This will support TET’s Conservation Hub operations over the next three years, ensuring we can continue to do what we do best—help community conservation projects and their people to flourish in Nelson Tasman.
Latest news from TET
$60,000 savings for community conservation groups
Over 200K used bamboo canes are getting a new lease of life, thanks to our partnership with Waimea Nurseries.
Hand-picked conservation news and resources from other organisations around Aoteara New Zealand.
Rare cupola lizard found in the Nelson Lakes
Kiwi lizard expert Ben Barr "almost cried" when he spotted one of these very elusive little geckos in the Nelson Lakes area back in April. Read his story here: https://www.theguardian.com/wo...
Corporate tree planting challenge breaks records
Last month, Conservation Volunteers NZ ran its annual corporate tree planting challenge to celebrate World Environment Day. Teams from Auckland and Wellington competed and planted over 3,800 trees in a couple of hours. Read more here: