Tree planting 2019 Season
We have had 2 very productive community planting days this season. With our community volunteers we planted a combined total of 1600 trees over 2 days!
World Ocean Day Quiz
We had a wonderful evening in the Foragers Kitchen with over 70 people attending our World Ocean Day Quiz night. The prizes were pretty epic too!!
Lizard Man comes to Colville
A huge thank you to Doug Ashby who brought his native geckos to a packed Colville School Hall. We learned so much about our native lizards!
Bird Call Quiz 22nd, June 2018
30 people packed into the Colville Cafe to test their knowledge of local bird calls. The winning team correctly identified 22/40!
The pizza's were pretty awesome too!
World Oceans Day Movie Night
CHC World Oceans Day Movie Night was a resounding success! 40 people packed into the Colville Café to witness the effects humanity is having on the ocean. It is pretty astounding. We are now seeking solutions as a community.
Building the Nursery, Summer 2017
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who helped get the nursery going!
Beach Clean Up-Otautu, September 2017
Partnership with Mahamudra Centre and Hauraki Beach Cleaners
We picked up 12 bags of plastic rubbish off our beach! A huge thank you to everyone who came despite the dubious forecast and of course to our partners. Thanks to TCDC for donating the bags. The sun came out for 2 hours and we got to work. Starting at the boat ramp, it looked like there wouldn’t be much to pick up. As we made our way along the beach we found a lot of little bits of plastic hiding at the high tide line plus heaps of mussel rope off cuts, bottle tops, lolly pop sticks and bait bags. We had a great time doing our bit for the oceans, see you at the next one!
Sampling Day, August 2017
Marine Meters Squared (MM2). Colville School had their first day sampling on the mud flats and rock pools at Bree beach. We found lots of worms, a few mudflat snails, the odd pipi, sand dollar and even a southern olive snail! The rock pools had loads of awesome creatures too like cat’s eyes, oyster borers, painted shrimp, anemones, chitons and crabs. To top it off the weather was great! Now we have to enter all the data into the national data base so we can track changes over time and compare Colville Bay to others around the Hauraki Gulf and Aotearoa.
Planting Day, May 2017
Replanting Colville Foreshore
With 20 volunteers we planted 750 native tree seedlings on the banks of the Kairaumati stream, where it empties into Colville Bay. They are doing well considering the tough ground and salt water inundation from a winter storm surge!