Category Archive: Predator Control

Aug 04 2015

HSIS Update

At a special meeting held in June and later confirmed at our AGM in July, the Society has elected to re-trench and cut back our working days to four a year, namely October, November, February and March. We have tried to get new/younger members on board, but it hasn’t happened so with an ageing work …

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Jan 21 2015

New Year’s Greetings

from the volunteers of the Hamurana Springs Incorporated Society: The HSIS has been beavering away at our monthly workdays at the Hamurana Springs Recreation Reserve since 2003. Through the on-going efforts of successive Presidents and Committees and a hard core of dedicated volunteers, our passion and love as a community care group of this unique …

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Apr 19 2014

Update Predator Control

We have just trialled two new baits in our trap lines at Hamurana Springs. All traps have been baited with “Erayz” freeze dried rabbit blocks, and every second trap was also sprayed with an aerosol salmon spray lure. This resulted in a catch after one week of 9 rats, 2 hedgehogs and 1 cat. Our …

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Jul 24 2013

President’s Report 2012-2013

Just published… Click here

Jun 23 2013

2013 AGM

Kia Ora Our AGM was held on Tuesday, 18th June and was well attended despite the heavy rain. This years AGM marked our 10th years and it’s so good to see that the passion for Hamurana Springs is still as strong as it was back in 2003 and the Society still has a healthy membership. To …

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Apr 14 2013

Fantail Monitoring

The results of our fantail monitoring show we started the season with 14 pairs and one single. Six months later after a long dry summer we had 15 pairs and 3 singles. The slight increase suggests that at least a few pairs successfully fledged young during the season. Fantail monitoring is another method of checking …

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Aug 27 2012

Another Successful Workday

We had another very successful few hours on a foggy Saturday morning down at our precious Reserve. Progress made on a number of fronts. Thanks: to Kerry and Stephen for removing the debris from Dancing Sands springs, looks great now, also from the little waterfall, plus for track clearance along to the vehicle bridge; to …

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Jul 02 2012

Predator Control

(by Kerry Oates) During the June 2012 workday a small group replaced all the existing traps with new double set DOC200 and single set DOC250 traps. This increases our ability to catch stoats and allows us to target ferrets, something that our previous traps could not achieve. We will be watching with interest over the …

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May 03 2012

Trout Barrier Weir

(from Kerry) Koaro are one of our native Galaxid freshwater fish species, often called kokopu. They are able climbers and are one the many whitebait species. They are heavily predated by trout and were once abundant in Lake Rotorua, now only surviving in smaller tributaries away from trout. DOC are trying to protect a small …

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Sep 26 2011

Predator Control

Members of the Society are now actively involved in a Predator Control Programme in the Reserve. Information can be found under the “Predator Control” button in the navigation bar.