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Our story about native tree planting – Cam and Hinewai Ormsby

Our story about native tree planting – Cam and Hinewai Ormsby

"We decided that as a family we’d do our bit to make sure the waterways that we whakapapa/descend from were healthy and alive, and planting native t...

6 July 2021

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Wings and Wildlife Newsletter - July 2021

Wings and Wildlife Newsletter - July 2021

Enjoy Waimarama on a lovely sunny day; Wingspan’s Flight of the Falcons is a ‘must see’ when in Rotorua; No. 5 plastic plant pots are recyclable...

1 July 2021

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High-tech predator elimination key to 2050 goal

High-tech predator elimination key to 2050 goal

Achieving predator-free status by 2050 is New Zealand’s next conservation challenge, says Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) chief executive Al Bramley. ...

4 June 2021

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Peril, People and Progress - Restoration in Action

Peril, People and Progress - Restoration in Action

Al Bramley, CE, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) will be sharing ZIP’s approach to completely eliminating predators from large mainland areas at an eve...

29 May 2021

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Biodiversity Day celebrated at Te Mata Park

Biodiversity Day celebrated at Te Mata Park

Te Mata Park volunteers were ‘part of the solution’ on Biodiversity Day, removing wilding pines in preparation for winter planting in the Tauroa F...

22 May 2021

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Biodiversity Hawke's Bay Newsletter - Autumn 2021

Biodiversity Hawke's Bay Newsletter - Autumn 2021

Welcome to our new look Biodiversity Hawke's Bay Newsletter

20 May 2021

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Over one million observations made in biodiversity challenge

Over one million observations made in biodiversity challenge

In our debut year Hastings / Napier made over 400 observations, including fungi observations made at Tutira, the NZ Black Beech near Kuripapango and t...

12 May 2021

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Hawke's Bay community joins global biodiversity challenge

Hawke's Bay community joins global biodiversity challenge

Hawke’s Bay is one of five New Zealand cities or regions participating in the global City Nature Challenge this year, alongside, Dunedin, Christchur...

28 April 2021

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Eight-year-old runs 22km for biodiversity

Eight-year-old runs 22km for biodiversity

Sheer determination, and a passion for biodiversity has seen an eight-year-old tackle the tough terrain of Te Mata Park and raise more than a thousand...

19 April 2021

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Community biodiversity projects doing well in Hawke’s Bay

Community biodiversity projects doing well in Hawke’s Bay

Community groups at grassroots level in Hawke’s Bay are playing their part in preserving and building our biodiversity, says Biodiversity Hawke’s ...

19 April 2021

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Six community projects to receive Biodiversity HB grants

Six community projects to receive Biodiversity HB grants

Six community groups have received funding from Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay for projects ranging from riparian planting to pest and possum control. Bi...

16 April 2021

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Holistic approach needed to improve streams’ aquatic biodiversity

Holistic approach needed to improve streams’ aquatic biodiversity

A holistic approach is needed to improve the aquatic biodiversity in our streams, Biodiversity Guardians of Hawke's Bay treasurer Nathan Burkepile say...

15 April 2021

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Charles Daugherty: Leadership for a long-haul emergency

Charles Daugherty: Leadership for a long-haul emergency

Confronting three different disasters, we have seen the Prime Minister rise admirably to the occasion. The Christchurch mosque massacres, the erup...

2 April 2021

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Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay’s day of education at Little Bush

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay’s day of education at Little Bush

When all methods of introduced-predator control are used together, New Zealand’s taonga are given a chance to not only survive but thrive. Littl...

18 March 2021

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Charles Daugherty interviewed on Radio Kidnappers

Charles Daugherty interviewed on Radio Kidnappers

The Chair of Biodiversity Hawke's Bay's Trust Board, Charles Daugherty, was interviewed on local access station Radio Kidnappers this week.

17 March 2021

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Biodiversity expert says sustainable practices a requirement of a kaitiaki

Biodiversity expert says sustainable practices a requirement of a kaitiaki

Having sustainable practices and mutual reciprocity between the demands of man versus the needs of Te Taiao (environment) is an inherent requirement o...

15 March 2021

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Biodiversity Hawke's Bay deputy Chair Des Ratima to address Forest & Bird branch meeting

Biodiversity Hawke's Bay deputy Chair Des Ratima to address Forest & Bird branch meeting

The guest speaker at Forest & Bird Hastings/Havelock North next branch meeting will be Des Ratima Deputy Chair of Biodiversity Hawke's Bay's Trust Bo...

6 March 2021

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Restoration in Action - Little Bush

Restoration in Action - Little Bush

Biodiversity Hawke is proud to host an event at Little Bush reserve near Napier on Sunday, 14 March. The event, called Restoration in Action – Litt...

4 March 2021

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Update on the Whakatipu Māhia possum eradication project

Update on the Whakatipu Māhia possum eradication project

It has been almost two years since on the ground work started on a possum eradication project in Whakatipu Māhia. PredatorFree Hawke's Bay has a new ...

2 March 2021

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New arrivals boost biodiversity at Cape Sanctuary

New arrivals boost biodiversity at Cape Sanctuary

Cape Sanctuary has marked another biodiversity milestone in its successful seabird programme with the hatching of two Sooty Sheerwater Petrel chicks. ...

19 February 2021

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Restoration in Action - Little Bush

Restoration in Action - Little Bush

14 March 2021, 9.00am - 4.00pm Come and check out this beautiful piece of montane podocarp hardwood forest that has been recently deer fenced and hol...

17 February 2021

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Farewell the Godwits

Farewell the Godwits

Hear from renowned bird expert Keith Woodley about the amazing Godwits and the long migratory journeys they make; followed by a guided walk to view th...

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Regional Council Welcomes Climate Change Commission Report

Regional Council Welcomes Climate Change Commission Report

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council welcomes the draft advice from the Climate Change Commission to Government on the vital steps that must be taken to...

1 February 2021

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Climate Change Commission releases first official report

Climate Change Commission releases first official report

The Climate Change Commission has released its first official report, advising the government on what it needs to do to meet its obligations under the...

1 February 2021

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Boost for community biodiversity projects in Hawke's Bay

Boost for community biodiversity projects in Hawke's Bay

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay has appointed Dr Belinda Sleight as Biodiversity Community Facilitator, a new role that will focus on local community proje...

25 January 2021

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Charles Daugherty: Nature supports agriculture

Charles Daugherty: Nature supports agriculture

I dream of a nature-rich Hawke’s Bay. Some have told me that we have that already … well, they are wrong. Here in Hawke’s Bay, the nature...

20 January 2021

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Summer Newsletter 2021

Our latest newsletter - full of interesting events and news from the summer.

16 January 2021

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Funding available for environmental projects

Got a worthy environmental or biodiversity cause that needs funding? Well, keep this date in mind – March 3, 2021 is when the first 2021 Lottery En...

12 January 2021

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Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay launches contestable fund

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay launches contestable fund

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay has launched its first contestable fund for biodiversity-focused projects in the region. The fund will give between $1,00...

6 January 2021

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EIT student captures aspects of Biodiversity on video

EIT student captures aspects of Biodiversity on video

A personal interest and investment in environmental issues and sustainability has motivated an EIT student to produce a series of videos highlighting ...

11 December 2020

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Te Mata Park named in world's top ten parks

Te Mata Park named in world's top ten parks

Te Mata Park, three time winner of the Green Flag Community Award, has been named as one of the ten best parks in the world. The Park has been awarded...

10 December 2020

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Calendar to raise much-needed funds for Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay

Calendar to raise much-needed funds for Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay

Marie Taylor’s calendars have become a staple for the Hawke’s Bay plant community, and this year is no different, with her 2021 Calendar featuring...

10 December 2020

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Rural landowner survey on predator control

A report on a survey of landholder perceptions of predator control in the Cape to City Region has been released by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council. I...

9 December 2020

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Rethinking the vineyard environment: Hawke’s Bay winegrower implements biodiversity

Rethinking the vineyard environment: Hawke’s Bay winegrower implements biodiversity

A Hawke’s Bay Vineyard owner has found a novel way to introduce biodiversity, by taking out a row of vines and replacing it with a corridor of indig...

4 December 2020

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Charles Daugherty: Water issues need fixing

Charles Daugherty: Water issues need fixing

As new residents of Havelock North, my wife Maryanne and I were among the 5,000 residents affected by the Gastro Crisis in 2016. The experience was fo...

25 November 2020

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Reconnecting landscape important for biodiversity to survive

Reconnecting landscape important for biodiversity to survive

The Hawke’s Bay region requires greater connectivity if biodiversity is to survive and persist in the long run. Speaking to a full lecture theatre ...

3 November 2020

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Professor to share insights on biodiversity in Hawke's Bay

Professor to share insights on biodiversity in Hawke's Bay

A leading New Zealand researcher will present possible solutions to the issue of biodiversity loss in Hawke’s Bay, at a public lecture at EIT this e...

29 October 2020

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Airport staff swap computers for spades

Airport staff swap computers for spades

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Platinum Sponsor, the Hawke’s Bay Airport, walked the talk as they swapped computers for spades and planted native plants...

15 October 2020

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Presentation: Biodiversity in Hawke's Bay - what's our future?

Presentation: Biodiversity in Hawke's Bay - what's our future?

Professor Bruce Clarkson, Professor of Restoration Ecology at the University of Waikato presents around the declining biodiversity in New Zealand, wha...

13 October 2020

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Strategic Plan for Puahanui Bush

Strategic Plan for Puahanui Bush

Gwavas Charitable Trust for Puahanui Bush would like to see the biodiversity values of Puahanui Bush improve significantly, and they have drafted a st...

30 September 2020

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Taking care of Putere Lakes

Taking care of Putere Lakes

The beauty of Rotonuiaha is striking. Winding up the dirt road from Raupunga, foresty and farming dominate the landscape. As you come over the brow ...

30 September 2020

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Bats breeding?

Bats breeding?

If you keep your eyes on the sky, you might just see one! A small dark shape flitting like a swallow as it catches insects in the dusk.

18 September 2020

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Biodiversity HB Winter / Spring 2020 Newsletter

Biodiversity HB Winter / Spring 2020 Newsletter

The Hawke's Bay biodiversity community have been busy over the last few months, despite the sometimes cold and wet weather......

3 September 2020

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Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020 launched

Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020 launched

Eugenie Sage, Conservation Minister, launched Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020 today.

10 August 2020

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Biodiversity is enhanced at community planting day

Biodiversity is enhanced at community planting day

The sun came out in support of the Te Huka Waiohinganga (Esk) River Care Planting with tamariki from the local Eskdale School.

27 July 2020

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HBRC welcomes greenhouse emissions report

HBRC welcomes greenhouse emissions report

A new report looking at New Zealand’s regional greenhouse gas emissions is being welcomed by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

27 July 2020

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Autumn Newsletter 2020

Autumn Newsletter 2020

Check out the great restoration work taking place in two Kahikatea forest remnants in Central Hawke’s Bay...

21 May 2020

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Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd supports Biodiversity

Hawke's Bay Airport Ltd supports Biodiversity

We are excited to be joined by the Hawke's Bay Airport this 22 May to celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity.

14 May 2020

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May is Biodiversity Month

May is Biodiversity Month

22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity and the theme this year is 'Our solutions are in nature'.

13 May 2020

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City Nature Challenge brought to you by iNaturalist - 24-27th April

City Nature Challenge brought to you by iNaturalist - 24-27th April

Across bubble country, 2000 kiwis beavered away through the lockdown and recorded 22 000 observations of 3500 species, all safely archived on our Stay...

24 April 2020

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Summer Newsletter 2020

Summer Newsletter 2020

BioBlitz update, summer school student research, Bats in CHB, the achievements of our Platinum Sponsor and more.....

28 February 2020

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A weekend of discovery at Waipātiki

A weekend of discovery at Waipātiki

Over 170 big kids, little kids, scientists and enthusiasts converged on Waipātiki Domain on the first weekend of February to discover and count numer...

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Going Batty about Bats

Going Batty about Bats

The Conservation Company of Central Hawke’s Bay along with DOC and local volunteers have embarked on an exciting new project, identifying roost site...

8 January 2020

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Waipātiki BioBlitz - 1-2 Feb 2020

Waipātiki BioBlitz - 1-2 Feb 2020

Be part of a fun collaborative group survey, with the objective of discovering and recording as many species of animals, plants, fish and fungi, or wh...

12 December 2019

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Local eco-legends share their biodiversity successes in Wairoa

Local eco-legends share their biodiversity successes in Wairoa

Wairoa was the centre for biodiversity in Hawke’s Bay in early November, hosting the second annual Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay BioBuzz and Forum even...

14 November 2019

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Spring Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

New staff, new committee members, exciting upcoming events and fond farewells

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Talking up a Storm

Talking up a Storm

Students from across Hawke's Bay have been talking up a storm in preparation for this years Hillmac Electrical School speech competitions.

22 July 2019

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Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Hawke's Bay Airport and Biodiversity Hawke's Bay are working closely together to restore an area of undeveloped land at Westshore. Article from Ju...

16 July 2019

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Local Businesses support Biodiversity

Local Businesses support Biodiversity

Local businesses are getting behind Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay, with three signing up to become Biodiversity Guardians in the last month.

15 July 2019

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Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter

Here is our Winter newsletter full of all the winter plantings, new friends and exciting events.

25 June 2019

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Biodiversity HB funds new projects

Biodiversity HB funds new projects

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay has announced the first ever recipients of the Biodiversity HB Project Fund, exactly one year since the launch of the Hawke...

27 May 2019

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Autumn in Hawke's Bay

Autumn in Hawke's Bay

Catchup with the latest news from Biodiversity Hawke's Bay in our Autumn news letter

15 April 2019

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HB Airport Major Sponsor of Biodiversity Hawke's Bay

HB Airport Major Sponsor of Biodiversity Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay Airport has committed to the role of sole Platinum Sponsor for the Hawke’s Bay Biodiversity Foundation for the next 5 years.

14 March 2019

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Kaweka Lakes’ Interesting Biodiversity

Kaweka Lakes’ Interesting Biodiversity

Around 60 people, including several children, enjoyed Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay’s trip to the Kaweka Lakes to mark World Wetlands Day on Saturday (...

4 February 2019

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Wetlands and Climate Change, World Wetlands Day 2019

Wetlands and Climate Change, World Wetlands Day 2019

Join us for an exciting field trip to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February. This Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay event is in partnership wit...

21 January 2019

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Christmas Cheer from Biodiversity HB

Christmas Cheer from Biodiversity HB

Here is our Christmas newsletter full of all the Christmas cheer and good times. Thank you all for a wonderful first year. Cheers to 2019!

14 December 2018

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Biodiversity HB Recognises Award Winners

Biodiversity HB Recognises Award Winners

Two people closely involved with Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay have recently been acknowledged with awards – Marie Taylor and Des Ratima.

3 December 2018

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Bio Buzz 2018 for Spring Fling

Bio Buzz 2018 for Spring Fling

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay is bringing together leaders in environmental education and protection to share their knowledge at a free event ‘Bio Buzz...

24 October 2018

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Biodiversity HB SPRING 2018 newsletter

Biodiversity HB SPRING 2018 newsletter

It's glorious springtime here in Hawke's Bay. Read about all the exciting things happening in our latest newsletter.

15 October 2018

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EIT Backing Biodiversity in Hawke's Bay

EIT Backing Biodiversity in Hawke's Bay

The region’s biodiversity has been advanced by the addition of EIT as another Guardian for Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay.

11 October 2018

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Nature Shed Goes Wild

Nature Shed Goes Wild

A new, vibrant mural brings attention to biodiversity and the Nature Shed at the A&P Showgrounds during the Royal A&P Show.

11 October 2018

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 New Biodiversity Guardians committee brings in more expertise

New Biodiversity Guardians committee brings in more expertise

The Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Guardians AGM in Taradale on Monday 24 September has led to exciting new additions to the Guardians committee.

25 September 2018

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Students Step Up with Biodiversity Speeches

Students Step Up with Biodiversity Speeches

Tildy Ormond from Sherenden and Districts School spoke about farm biodiversity to win the intermediate section of the Hillmac Electrical Speech Contes...

7 September 2018

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BIO BUZZ: Hawke's Bay's First Biodiversity Forum

BIO BUZZ: Hawke's Bay's First Biodiversity Forum

Sunday 28 October, 10:00am - 3:00pm at Aramoana Environmental & Education Trust Woolshed, Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, Central Hawke's Bay

16 August 2018

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Children Growing Awareness of Biodiversity: One Speech at a Time

Children Growing Awareness of Biodiversity: One Speech at a Time

The Hillmac Electrical School Speech Contests’ topic - ‘Biodiversity in your backyard’ - is popular and 17 Hawke’s Bay schools are taking part...

9 August 2018

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Biodiversity HB WINTER 2018 newsletter

Biodiversity HB WINTER 2018 newsletter

An exciting update on all the recent activities of Biodiversity Hawke's Bay...

11 July 2018

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Central Hawke's Bay District Gives Support to Biodiversity

Central Hawke's Bay District Gives Support to Biodiversity

Central Hawke’s Bay District Council resolving at its Council meeting to become a financial guardian and member of Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay.

22 June 2018

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Garden Bird Survey Helps with Biodiversity Action

Garden Bird Survey Helps with Biodiversity Action

Spending an hour watching the number of birds in the garden is something simple anyone can do, and provides valuable information for local biodiversit...

21 June 2018

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Biodiversity Board members sought

Biodiversity Board members sought

The Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Foundation is seeking two to three new Board members.

29 May 2018

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Halting Bay’s biodiversity decline critical

Halting Bay’s biodiversity decline critical

More than 200 people have stepped up to stop any further loss of the critically endangered biodiversity of Hawke’s Bay.

24 May 2018

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Biodiversity Action Plan Launched

Biodiversity Action Plan Launched

The Hawke's Bay Biodiversity Guardians are launching the Action Plan for improving the region's biodiversity.

7 May 2018

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