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Projects

Kanuka Bay

This completed programme started in 2007 covering coastline public road reserves and 3 small watersheds on private land that drain into Kanuka Bay, which is the shallow embayment just east of Tapu Point/Deeming Road on the Okiato peninsula.

Challenges:
Manageable challenges included extending and maintaining the pest control network in the face of new invasions of possums, rats and stoats from the Russell peninsula; removing seedlings of invasive alien plants such as monkey-apple and wild ginger which are reintroduced by birds; persuading neighbours to keep domestic predators (aka pets) under control and to remove plant pest seedheads/fruit early.

Whilst ongoing challenges included large pulses of sediment, nutrients, floating rubbish and mats of alligator weed discharged into the Bay by floods in the Kawakawa River, directly opposite.

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