Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tony Bouzaid 1940 – 2011- a tribute

It was a real shock to hear of the sudden passing of Tony Bouzaid last week.  Yesterday a very large funeral was held for Tony at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell.   I attended with Cr Ann Hartley and GBI Board member … Continue reading

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a long time coming – after 17 years of battling Tawharanui Marine Reserve formally opened.

Nearly one year after the dissolution of the Auckland Regional Council, the  legacy progamme of the ARC is still delivering projects.  The latest was the opening of the Tawharanui Marine Reserve by the Minister of Conservation on Sunday 28 August. A formal Powhiri … Continue reading

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The age of dreams and miracles for conservation – Takahe and Tieke released onto pest-free Rangitoto-Motutapu islands

 The eradication of pests from Rangitoto and Motutapu which took place in June and July 2009 took place with very little acknowledgement in the news media.  I had long been an advocate for the removal of rats and other pests … Continue reading

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