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Pickersgill Island predator removal


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5 minutes ago, B00B00 said:

I love this. 

I wonder if there is anything like this that us boaties in the hauraki gulf can help with? 

Yep we'd be right into this, adopt a project!

What are some ideas? I like that mussel project, but maybe something more visible, an Island thing maybe?

Revive Our Gulf 

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My family farmed nearby Wharehunga on Arapawa Island for several decades - my mother grew up there.  Wharehunga looks out at Pickersgill and it's a special part of the world. As a boy in the sounds my early memories are of a lot more fish but a lot less bush so it's great to see these projects restoring to how it should be.  Another project is the peninsular in Picton Harbour, Kaipupu, where the locals work with DOC to restore native wildlife to Picton surrounds.  It's a neverending challenge to stop predators swimming around the fence ends.

For Aucklanders, if you haven't been to Rotoroa Island in the past few years it's worth a trip.

One island still for restoration would be Browns.  Imagine that in native bush.  Tne lack of a water supply may limit what's possible but still....

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On 7/09/2021 at 11:14 AM, Boatworks said:

For Aucklanders, if you haven't been to Rotoroa Island in the past few years it's worth a trip.

Agree, a project with a lot of people involved, but driven by one incredibly generous family.

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