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Registrations for our 2021 conference are now open

Our 2021 Whanganui conference (Living on a Dynamic Coast) is now open for registrations. Go to our conference page for more information and a link to register.

The free pre-conference workshop is also open for bookings and this is especially recommended if you haven’t attended one of our conferences before and for council staff and councillors. Information and a link to book is on the same conference page as above.

We look forward to see many of you there!

Vote for the endangered banded dotterel/pohowera

Photo by Neil Fitzgerald, www.neilfitzgeraldphoto.co.nzPhoto by Neil Fitzgerald, www.neilfitzgeraldphoto.co.nz

Vote for the banded dotterel / Pohowera, which is in serious trouble, before 5pm Sunday

Threats to this cute little coastal bird include:

* Human disturbance including vehicle and foot damage to nests, which are almost impossible to spot on the beach, and general interference.

Photo by Karen OpiePhoto by Karen Opie* Predation, especially during nesting by mammal pests and gulls.

* Invasive plants like marram grass, lupins and wilding pines, can degrade nesting areas

Photo by Karen OpiePhoto by Karen Opie

If you want to give it the best chance of winning this competition, ONLY vote for this bird. Make sure you validate your vote by entering the code or it won’t count!

Watch a lovely video about the banded dotterels of Kaikōura here.

Photos: top: adult in breeding plumage, middle: juvenile, bottom: eggs in ‘nest’.

https://www.birdoftheyear.org.nz/banded-dotterel

Wine, cheese and art evening in Whanganui raises funds for our next conference

Wine & Cheese Evening featuring local artist Pauline Allomes

Friday 25th September 5 to 6.30 pm

Duncan Pavilion, Rangiora Street, Castlecliff

  • Progress Castlecliff Coast Care are launching Pauline’s upcoming exhibition “Line in the Sand
  • Pauline is well known for her micrography works featuring environmental issues
  • This time she has focused on dune plants observed at Castlecliff
  • Pauline is donating a percentage of her sales to Castlecliff Coast Care
  • In addition, Wine and Cheese evening proceeds support Whanganui based 2021 Coastal Restoration Trust NZ Conference
  • Tickets $20. Register your attendance with Graham at Enable JavaScript to view protected content. or 06 344 1012

Exhibition “Line in the Sand” is being held at Pauline’s home, 4 Barrack Street, Aramoho from 3rd to 11th October, as a Whanganui Heritage month event.

The exhibition includes a display of early Castlecliff photographs compiled by local historian Lynne Douglas.

Coastal Restoration Trust receives funding for videos and workshops

After having to keep this a secret for a few months, we are pleased to announce the news that we have been granted funding from the DOC Community Fund for a 2-year project to produce lots of educational videos on coastal restoration as well as hold some workshops. Read the news here.

Updates about progress on this project will be shared on our Projects page under Videos and Workshops.

We thank DOC for supporting this project.