Work has started on a Bio Diversity programme that will capitalize on the work carried out on Te Kuri by John Griffin. Te Kopua, the farm we recently purchased, will be used to develop a pest free enclosure in the area closest to the sea. This part of the farm has eroded significantly and has been pole planted for stabilisation. In June 2014 we will be planting 30,000 native ngaio and manuka to create an ideal and protected habitat. We have photos of the pole planting posted on Facebook that you can view here.
Te Wherowhero lagoon will continue to be a focus for extensive planting of native coastal shrubs and trees to enhance its value as a bird sanctuary. Plans to work with the Gisborne District Council to turn the Waingake bush area into a pest free area is also in the early stages of development. The idea of a bio region and the linking of the native bush and private reserves are also being discussed with the Department of Conservation.
Ngai Tamanuhiri land management zones.
|Zone||Features – opportunity|
|1: Productive Flats||
|2: Key waterways||
|3: Coastal hills||
|4: Hill country integration||
|5: Catchment protection||
|6: Resource support||
Progress on the Te Kopua biodiversity project can be viewed in its’ Image gallery