Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Main Menu
All items
Key Resources
Articles by Topic
Other Coastlines
Human Interest
Photo Gallery
Contact / Donate / Join
Comment Page
Sandspit Prints
Secure Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Verse of The Day
“Na whakamanamana, e nga tama a Hiona, kia koa ki a Ihowa, ki to koutou Atua: ka tika hoki tana homai i to mua ua ki a koutou, a ka meinga e ia te ua, to mua ua, me to muri ua, kia heke iho ma koutou i te marama tuatahi.” (Joel 2:23)

Powered by
Recent popular items
Tutukaka Coast promo
Home arrow Human Interest arrow Local arrow No Tutukaka Harbour ‘greeblies’ great news
No Tutukaka Harbour ‘greeblies’ great news PDF Print
User Rating: / 1
Human Interest - Local
Written by Northland Regional Council   
Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Holly Ferguson (NIWA), left, and Gail Townsend, NRC Biosecurity Officer, setting starfish traps during the Tutukaka survey.

A thorough investigation of Tutukaka Harbour has turned up nothing unusual or invasive lurking under the water - a fact Northland Regional Council Biosecurity staff are thrilled about.

Regional Council Biosecurity Senior Programme Manager Don McKenzie says the current lack of marine pests like sea squirt is tremendous and provides a great baseline for future monitoring in the marina.

“We weren’t sure what we’d find given the sheer volume of boat traffic that uses the harbour but after last month’s survey we’re confident there’s nothing nasty there at the moment,” he says.

Regional Council staff worked with experts from both the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Department of Conservation (DOC) on the underwater survey.

Full story...

Add as favourites (86) | Quote this article on your site | Views: 1747

Be first to comment this article

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition v.1.4.6
AkoComment © Copyright 2004 by Arthur Konze -
All right reserved

< Prev   Next >


© 2017 Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.