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Saturday, 03 October 2015
Great food, great company, no stress, no cell phones . . . Blenheim man Stephen Leitch has found his dream-holiday location. — Read Article
Posted by: ANGELA CROMPTON
Tags: stuff
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Thanks to Hannah and her team Coal Island is now home to 80 beautiful mohua are now on Coal Island. Thanks to all involved the SWEST trust is very grateful for your help to the restoration of the Island. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Monday, 06 July 2015
New species on to Coal Island. 69 robins successfully released onto the island to join the Haast kiwis already on Coal — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Wednesday, 01 September 2010
On the 16th of December the vision of creating a safe haven for endangered species became reality when 7 Haast Tokoeka were released on Coal Island. The 7 kiwi released were the first of around 30 that the Department of Conservation expect to release on the island over the next two years. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Tags: kiwi
Friday, 01 May 2009
In May 2009, South African adventurer Mike Horn and his team on board the “Pangaea” to spent 2 days on Coal Island upgrading traps. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Tags: Mike Horn
Tuesday, 01 July 2008
Following on from the Trust’s efforts to rid Coal Island of stoats and red deer, the third operational phase of the Pest Management Plan, the eradication of mice took place during July and August 2008. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Monday, 28 August 2006
After 6 weeks of pre-feeding, the 130 stoat traps in the project area were set during the first week of August by a team of volunteers and DOC staff. The results were outstanding with a total of 35 stoats being trapped - 21 of these on Coal Island and the rest on the adjacent "stepping stone islands" and the mainland. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Tags: stoats
Wednesday, 15 June 2005
On Wednesday 15 June, under stunningly clear Fiordland skies, the Minister of Conservation Chris Carter visited Kisbee Lodge and Te Puka-Hereka Coal Island. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
In February 2005, a team of 16 volunteers spent 5 days cutting tracks on Coal Island. The cutting of the tracks which had been marked out by Kisbee Lodge caretaker Johan Groters during the winter of 2004, was the next step in preparation for the eradication of introduced pests from the island. — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island
Tags: Tracks
Saturday, 01 January 2005
With the work on Coal Island now very much “a happening thing”, the Trust has launched an initiative inviting members of the public to become supporters of the project — Read Article
Posted by: Coal Island