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2023 panui articles
Native vegetation surveys
The types of vegetation range from coastal dune land to high elevation beech forest.
Regional Freshwater & Waipaoa Catchment Plan Review
The catchment planning process starts in June 2023.
Natural Heritage Fund
Applications will open a little earlier than usual this year for projects to be undertaken in 2024.
Sediment sampling post Cyclone Gabrielle
The objective is a rapid assessment of flood affected land impacted by long saturation and sediment deposition.
Poles - sold out for 2023
Due to the unfavorable growing conditions, there is a shortage of Poplar and Willow poles this year.
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2022 panui articles
Waingake Ungulate Control Programme
Council carried out ungulate (goats, deer and pigs) control across 5650 hectares of water collection areas, adjoining pastoral, and production forest land at Waingake this year.
Tairāwhiti Freshwater Farm Plan Pilot
Tairāwhiti has been selected as a pilot region for testing the new Freshwater Farm Planning (FWFP) regime.
Update on NHF projects from 2021
Any privately owned land within the Gisborne district is eligible for funding.
Rare mistletoe at Waingake
Mistletoe is hard to see, often people see red flowers on the ground just before Christmas.
'Truly remarkable' tool for risk analysis
A new 3D model of groundwater under the Poverty Bay Flats can predict long-term fluctuations in acquifer levels from now until 2090.
Pole demand high - get in touch soon
Council’s land management officer Enrique Perez Garcin asks anyone who has already placed an order for you Willow or Poplar trees to please get in touch soon.
Harakeke used for river restoration
A workshop was held to restore the banks of the Waimata River with Harakeke after it was heavily flooded during three severe weather events in quick succession.
Waingake Ora lend a helping hand
The Waingake Ngāhere Ora crew swapped their usual land-based work for sand to help clean up Tokomaru Bay beach. After multiple flooding events, the beach was left covered in everything imaginable
Soil quality monitoring
Over the next five years Council’s Environmental Science and Integrated Catchments teams are establishing a continuous Soil Quality Monitoring Programme at sites throughout our region.
Managing former sheep-dip sites
As many former pastoral farms undergo land-use change (to forestry or subdivision) it's important to know about former sheep-dip sites so they can be managed to limit any risk.
Poplar and Willow - which variety is right for your farm?
Council’s Waerenga-o-kuri soil conservation nursery has been producing poplar and willow poles for the district’s landowners for over 20 years, as well as being a trial ground for new varieties.
Pest Hub online at Council
At the end of last year Council launched an online pest and weed identification hub with more than 100 plants, animals, insects and diseases that are a threat to our region.
Whareongaonga landslides in 3D
A 3D version of slips at Whareongaonga has been created using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology.
2021 panui articles
Natural Heritage Fund - applications are open
Applications for the National Heritage Fund close 5pm on Wednesday 6 October.
Eastern Whio Link
It has been a busy year on the Eastern Whio Link situated in the Upper Waioeka Catchment between Gisborne and Opotiki
Every drop counts
Water, in all forms, is vital to most things we do in life. Now is the time to start thinking about your water needs and how you will manage if water is running low.
Inanga Spawning Habitat Restoration Underway
The Inanga Spawning Habitat Restoration Project began in 2015 and has been well supported by the Tairāwhiti Environment Centre, Enviroschools, Whitebait Connections, Wai Restoration, and the local community.
Whakaoratia te mana o te Waiapu
The Whakaoratia te mana o Te Waiapu Trust project provides several positive benefits to Waiapu River.
Still need to submit your Farm Environment Plan?
The deadline has passed to submit Farm Environment Plans, so if you haven’t got yours into Council yet please get in touch with us.
Our new digital pānui
Our pilot edition of Pānui Taiao - encompassing environment, land, nature and country articles.
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