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Castlecliff Coast Care receives sponsorship from local company

Castlecliff Coast Care has been successful in securing sponsorship from local accounting business Belton Smith & Associates for three years. This has been very welcome as funding from DOC’s Community Fund, which paid for part-time staff, concluded just last month.

It was actually the company that contacted the coast care group, so it shows that being active and in the news can pay off.

Article by Rivercity Press, Whanganui

Applications open for Coastal Restoration post-graduate scholarship

Applications are now open for our annual coastal restoration scholarship. These are open to post-graduate students enrolled to do a study about the coast.

Find out more information and application forms here.

Applications close on 31 January 2023.

Nominations open for Coastal Restoration Award

It is that time of year again when you may want to start thinking about nominating a group that has done amazing coastal restoration work in recent times. This may even be a group that you are involved in or lead. Nominations close on 31 January 2023 and the winner will be announced during our conference in Auckland.

Please go to our Awards page and download the form.

The Coastal Restoration Award is kindly sponsored by Coastlands Plant Nursery.


Approval has been gained to plant 2,300 oioi (jointed wire rush) in Te Hakapupu (Pleasant River estuary, Otago) next month. Information is being sought from restoration leaders and kaitiaki who have experience with planting oioi so that they can design their planting trial in the most useful manner (treatments, replicates, monitoring methods etc.).

They would be extremely grateful if they could capture about 15-20 minutes of your time or, of people in your network: to go through the questions in the questionnaire below. You/they could either write notes and return the file or we could telephone or zoom together for me to record your/their guidance.

Here is a link to the questionnaire and contact details in Word and PDF.

Your help would be much appreciated!

Castlecliff coastal pest control program given major boost

Winning a Whanganui District Council (WDC) youth scholarship has provided the ideal opportunity for Jake Newton to support Progress Castlecliff’s Coast Care group, by contributing predator traps, boxes, and a huge pot of peanut butter.

Supported by DOC Predator Free Ranger Sanne Brock, Jake has been able to purchase 28 Victor rat traps, 2 Timms possum traps and he has assembled four wooden trap boxes so the Castlecliff trap line can be extended.

Read more here.