Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Join in the Garden Bird Survey

Join in the Garden Bird Survey

It’s time for the annual NZ garden bird survey again. The survey is well supported by Hawke’s Bay bird watchers, particularly since native birds started moving back into neighbourhoods.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is helping to promote the survey as the data helps measure how well the region’s urban and rural possum control programmes are working.

People are asked to spend just one hour any time between Saturday 28 June and Sunday 6 July looking for birds in their garden or local park, and record the largest number of each species they see ( or hear) at once.

“Whether you live in town or the country, your information will help us to understand how well bird populations are responding to the pest control that’s being done on farms and urban properties around Hawke’s Bay,” says Rod Dickson, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Biosecurity Advisor.

The survey is organised by Landcare Research and supported nationally by The Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society.

Survey forms will be available from public libraries and from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council in Napier.

There is also the option to complete the survey online at www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biocons/ gardenbird/. This website has information about the survey and last year’s results.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has operated urban possum control (HuB) programmes on Napier Hill, Havelock North and Taradale over the past few years and residents are maintaining bait stations on their properties. The speedy increase in bird life in these and surrounding neighbourhoods has been noticeable. These programmes link in with the extensive rural possum control areas (PCAs) operated by farmers across the region, and coordinated by HBRC.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Journalism’s Future In The Era Of “Alternative Facts.”

Already, the White House has made it clear that the media are the new enemy that the new President’s supporters will be encouraged to unite against. (What else can they do now they don’t have Hillary Clinton to demonise any more?)

The fantastic phrase “alternative facts” coined by Trump spinmeister Kellyanne Conway captures the media strategy in a nutshell. More>>

 

Employment: Minimum Wage To Increase To $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017... The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Sit-In Occupation To Stop Niki’s Eviction

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company hopes to issue a Possession Order for 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes. This will give them the ability to forcibly evict Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti who has lived at 14 Taniwha Street for 21 years... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news