Habitat Tuateawa

North Coromandel Aotearoa New Zealand ecological restoration


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Message re baiting

Seeking Consent to Bait in Tuateawa starting 28th August 2021

Dear Residents, Landowners and Holiday-Home owners! As we have done for over 20 years now, we are planning to do our annual baiting in August. We choose to bait at this time of the year to protect fledging birds. This year the subdivision will be treated with Diphacinone, this is a rat specific poison. The bait will be put into the bait stations that are located around our subdivision. The bait stations in our surrounding forest area will be filled with a toxin called Double Tap, which is a combination of Cholicalcipherol and Diphacinone, a bait that targets both possums and rats. There will be signs installed, informing the public which area is being treated and what kind of bait we are using.

Please do not leave children or pets unattended!

All baits will be removed by the end of October. For more information visit our website

http://www.tuateawa.com or contact me nickytuateawa@hotmail.co.nz Mobile ph. 021 269 6660.

Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping Tuateawa beautiful!!!

Kind regards, Nicola Baumgaertner (Pest Control Coordinator, Habitat Tuateawa Inc.)


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Article by Cathy Lenniston

Excellent turnout. Behind the scenes, Dale, who timed notifications well, meant Mike knew to delay bringing Charlie’s cattle down from the top paddocks for us.
With Pat’s expert guidance, man and machine dealt to several enormous pampas. We hope to replace these with our native toetoe, sourced from plants right across the stream as seed from plumes.
Hard to believe that these tiny seedlings may one day, occupy the space vacated by it!
Next autumn, more plumes will be harvested and anyone who wants to, may have a go at propagating some themselves to spread around the neighborhood, preferably where pampas has been removed.
Meanwhile a team of us re-staked young trees bowled over by the floods, collected storm litter and removed blackberry runners that were already setting root. This saves a huge amount of work in spring. Liz even found a large rathole which she and Tracy stuffed with blackberry twigs and stomped on.
Others took their own initiative, removing potential firewood off the beach, weeding asparagus fern up behind the loos, cutting off branches that obscured traffic visibility, bringing us fresh scones, and taking photos etc.
I had said I would keep this short but how could I when so much was achieved in the equivalent of a forty hour week???
Add to that the efforts of Adam and Nicky, elsewhere slashing ginger, and Alan and friends, building a mussel buoy library. What a morning.

Cheers, Cathy.


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Wonderful visit to Harataunga (Rakairoa) Marae

This morning at 10 am a group of Tuateawa residents were welcomed on to the Marae. A huge thanks to Kelly who shared her extensive knowledge in the Wharanui about the carvings and Tukutuku and to all others who shared their knowledge.  

We moved to the Whare Kai for morning tea after which Mereama did a caring and sharing Talk about the book that is being written on observations of nature and The Maori ancestors stories which is going to finish  by Mereama followed by an insightful and moving power point presentation by Jacqui on how we can all take a small step to start our journey of helping to save our flora and fauna and the planet. After that we were invited to share in a beautiful Kai.

A huge thank you to you all for your open arms welcome and generosity of your time.

I feel sure I can say it was received warmly by all who attended.