Not many would say they would be keen on swapping their Sunday morning lie-in to spend time traipsing along wet roads in the cold picking up soggy bits of rubbish.
However while many Mangawhai residents were still cuddled in bed in the early hours of July 1, a gang of commendable local anti-litterbugs were clearing the kerbsides.
Organised by Mangawhai Tavern, staff, patrons and residents were invited to ‘pick up a sack or box and pick up rubbish’ for their first ‘Mangawhai monthly cleanup’ ........READ MORE
Nearly 60 golfers representing 14 organisations raised close to $40,000 on May 3 when Tara Iti Golf Club hosted their third Annual Shorebirds Trust Charity Golf Tournament The Trusts priority for the funds raised from this year’s tournament is research, and they have partnered with DOC, Te Uri o Hau, and environmental planning and design consultancy BoffaMiskell to provide the financial support for the science underpinnings of the Fairy Tern Recovery Plan.
Current ongoing research projects under the plan include a three year genetics project, review of captivity breeding research and a chick feeding study..........READ MORE