53 days ago

Conservationists concerned over reckless drivers endangering rare birds

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Conservationists are concerned reckless four-wheel-drive owners will kill rare birds and their chicks during nesting season on Canterbury’s Ashley River.

Ashley Rakahuri Rivercare Group operations manager Grant Davey urged people to keep their vehicles away from the gravel bed of the North Canterbury river to protect wrybills who have been threatened by several vehicles already this season.

Environment Canterbury parks and forests team leader James Page said nesting areas were protected by the Wildlife Act, which was administered by the Department of Conservation. The nesting area had been cordoned off since September to protect the wrybill colony.

“We monitor the area closely, and there is signage installed along the river advising park users about the nesting area, and concrete blocks are installed at entry points to deter vehicles.”

He encouraged anyone who saw colonies being disturbed to contact ECan on 0800 324 636.

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Chris from Kaiapoi

i can find the post about the guy who picks up unwanted white wear.... any one know ?

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Raspberry plants for sale - $20, $15, $10 each.

Richard from Rangiora

Raspberry plants for sale - $20, $15, $10 each.

All have been transplanted from existing Clutha, Heritage and Lewis plants.

The parent plants have been producing top quality raspberries for several years.

NOTE: A $50 spend will get you $60 worth of raspberries.

I also have some tomato plants.

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