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2020 AGM invite

Join us for the Guardians of the Bay of Islands Inc. 2020 AGM with guest speaker Blair Tuke

Please join us for our 2020 AGM 2pm, Sunday 1st November at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell.

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Winter Newsletter

Our winter newsletter - a message from the Chair

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Autumn Newsletter

autumn newsOur Autum newsletter - a very dry summer!

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Volunteer planting programme BOI area Autumn/Winter 2019

There is a full restoration programme this autumn and winter which is published below for your diary. If you are interested in being part of these projects, for island and Wairoa Stream plantings contact Rod Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; for Tangatapu wetlands Sandra Scowen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and for Pipiroa planting Vicki Froude at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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AGM invite - Thursday 22 Nov guest speaker Professor Dave Towns

Join us for our AGM:

6:30pm - Thursday 22nd November
at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands
Professor Dave Towns on Seabirds, Scales and Seaweed

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Tracking down the Duvaucel's geckos

Recent work by the Project Island Song monitoring team has given us an insight into what the reintroduced Duvaucel's gecko population has been up to, and how they might be faring in their new home.

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The return of burrow-nesting seabirds to Ipipiri

Early this month Jo Sim and her species conservation dog Rua spent five gruelling days surveying the rugged coastlines of Ipipiri in search of burrow-nesting seabirds. The forests of these islands would have once been abundant with burrows housing a myriad of seabird species, but due to the arrival of introduced mammals and changes in land-use, the seabird population has been much reduced.

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All aboard the floating classrooms

Project Island Song is wrapped to welcome Ria Bright on board as our new education facilitator. Ria joined the team just before the start of the Floating Classrooms season, and has had a blast going out on all 10 trips this year.

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Thank you to the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust

We would like to thank the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust for their support, which will enable us to continue to teach and engage young people in conservation. We can't wait to start another season of floating classrooms, a programme where children experience native wildlife first-hand and can contribute personally to the wildlife sanctuary.

To learn more about the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust, follow the link here to visit their website.

Welcome aboard Maddy!

What better way to welcome a newbie than by coercing them into wearing a furry full-body kiwi suit complete with leggings, on a hot summers day?

Maddy joined us in March just in time for Explore's Easter Family Fun Day at Otehei Bay. Though it was a hot ferry ride, it was a fun day, and a great way to start her new role.

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