Bream Head Reserve from Manaia

Conservation Minister our guest as Bream Head and Auckland University of Technology team up

July 25, 2019

AUT and The Trust are getting together to advance environment science research.

A formalised MOU between the Trust and the Auckland University of Technology has just been signed:

  • It will enable advanced environmental science research to take place on the Reserve and in other areas of Northland.
  • It will provide the opportunity to extend educational experiences to students from primary school to post-doctoral level.
  • It will allow the Trust to apply international best practice to pest eradication and seek new and better operational techniques.

The memorandum is aimed at formalising the long-standing relationship between the two parties and will take the restoration of Whangarei’s spectacular Bream Head Te Whara Scenic Reserve to a new and unprecedented level. 

Ongoing restoration faces uncertainty without the continued support of partners such as the Auckland University of Technology.

PICTURED ARE MINISTER FOR CONSERVATION AND ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, HON. EUGENIE SAGE MP (CENTRE LEFT), SURROUNDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE BREAM HEAD CONSERVATION TRUST, AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION, NORTHPORT, NORTHPOWER, REFINING NZ, FOUNDATION NORTH, PATUHARAKEKE, NORTHLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL AND WHANGAREI DISTRICT COUNCIL.

While in the region, the Minister also took the time to head out on the water to get a close up look at the beauty of the Reserve. 

Ripley Dean (BHCT Ranger), Len Gillman (AUT), Eugenie Sage (Minister of Conservation) Adam Willetts (BHCT Head Ranger), Rod Gates (BHCT), Greg Innes (BHCT Chair), Louisa Gritt (Operations Manager DOC Whangarei)