Matukituki Charitable Trust 344477 https://www.mctrust.co.nz en-nz Matukituki Charitable Trust 30 Cashmere Primary School, Christchurch https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/803237 Well done and a big thankyou to Cashmere Primary School Maunu Team (5 to 7 year olds) who fundraised $125 towards our trapping programme. They were all so attentive and interested in the presentation about what we do! 037, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/803237 Newsletter July 2018 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/803227 View our latest Newsletter and see what the Trust has been up to for the past year. 037, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/803227 Newsletter June 2017 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/749843 The Trust's summary of activity and statistics for the year. A lot of hard work has been done by Paul and volunteers with the wonderful support of DoC and sponsors. 031, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/749843 ODT Article July 2016 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/703206 043, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/703206 MCTrust Newsletter June 2016 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/684066 See our latest newsletter. A good summary of all the action this season. Lots done, lots still to do, but we are really pleased with progress! 027, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/684066 Summer Work https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/659370 This summer a lot of wonderful work has been happening, with the Trust's project manager, Paul Hellebrekers, committing many hours of his time towards trap clearing and installing many new lines of traps. We now have aproximately 420 new traps throughout the valley, catching stoats, rats, possums, wild cats, and hedgehogs. The bird life is flourishing with new fledgling robins and kea making their presence known. Falcons, kakarirki, kaka, rock wren etc are also being spotted. Very exciting! 006, 3 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/659370 Training Day May 2015 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/629645 A training day for new volunteers was held late in May 2015 with a good keen group of people taking a day out to learn about the Trust, how to set traps, learn about the tracking tunnel and beech seed funnel procedure, identify native birds and predators signs, and complete health and safety training including several cold river crossings of the Hawea River under the experienced guidance of Stu Thorne and Donald Lousley. Many thanks to Paul Hellebrekers & DoC for facilitating this. 033, 9 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/629645 Trust Newsletter December 2014 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593251 Read about the Trusts progress to December 2014. We have lots to do in 2015, with plenty of options for volunteers and sponsors to involve themselves with over the next 12 months! 005, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593251 Appointment of Paul Hellebrekers as Project Manager https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593236 It is with great pleasure that the Trust appoint Paul Hellebrekers as Project Manager from 1 November 2014. Those of you who know Paul will not be surprised that he has wonderful enthusiasm and commitment, and is actively achieving our objectives in a fast and well coordinated manner! Sponsorship from Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds has made this appointment possible. We are extremely grateful for their support. 005, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593236 Inland Otago Conservation Awards https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593238 The Matukituki Charitable Trust has been selected as one of three finalists for the Inland Otago Conservation Awards. Considering the short time frame that the Trust has been operating, we are delighted to have this recognition of our efforts to date. Our congratulations go to Neil and Barb Simpson of Queenstown for the wonderful work they have done over many years planting native trees and removing wild conifers in the Wakatipu Basin. 005, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593238 ODT Article on Trust October 2014 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593249 005, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/593249 Radio NZ interview March 2014 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/543748 Alison Ballance interviews Stu Thorne (Volunteer and Aspiring Hut Warden) and Gillian Crombie (Trustee)in February for the Science and Environmental programme on Radio NZ, notation "Mast Seeding and Predators" 016, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/543748 February 2014 Workparty https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/541417 A group of keen volunteers and DOC workers had 3 days based at Aspiring Hut to monitor 14 lines of tracking tunnels and to set up 16 beech seed funnels. The tracking tunnels are currently showing mice and possums but no rats were detected. Our next monitoring is planned for the last week of May. The beech seed funnels will also be checked then and this will help predict the likelihood of a beech seed mast, which is expected this year. 014, 2 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/541417 Video of Kea and DOC traps - TVNZ report https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/502405 040, 1 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/502405 Media Release from DOC - June 2013 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/486190 Media release from DOC - June 2013 025, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.mctrust.co.nz/blog/486190