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Mussel Library outside

A micro library has arrived at the southern end of The Esplanade.  Housed in a re-purposed mussel farm float the library contains books and magazines.

2015 map of trakka monitoring sitesThe 2015 trakka pest monitoring results are too hand. Fanatastic thanks to all the terrific volunteers to faithfully maintain their bait stations, keeping the rats at bay and allowing the Omokoroa bird life to flourish.  We all enjoy the birds and the birdsong and no one misses the rats, so thanks to Jose and her team. See more here.

First godwits for 2015

The first flock of godwits for the current summer season have arrived and have been seen at Cooney Reserve and on the Tinopai sandspit.

Collage of three shots of the Omokoroa gateway lizard

It has been a wait, but the wait has been worthwhile; the Omokoroa Lizard (Moko) is now in place on the rock at the SH2 entrance to Omokoroa. 

Rare white Tui

Photo credit Melanie Wakeman.

A rare white Tui has been spotted by a few folk around Omokoroa and some quick snappers have managed to capture a picture.

Colin Miskelly (NZ's bird guru from Te Papa) says there are 2-3 albino tui reported annually, and observations seem to come fairly regularly from the BOP area.

Rare white Tui

Photo credit Melanie Wakeman.

Rare white Tui

Photo credit Jeffie Botha

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