Check out the many resources and information sources about Hawke's Bay and New Zealand biodiversity available for interested people, teachers and students. We list some of our favourites here. Please let us know if we are missing a resource that you think is useful.
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua, www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/bug-id/what-is-this-bug
MothNet citizen science project, www.landcareresearch.co.nz/information-for/citizen-science/mothnet
DOC guide to velvet worms, www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/conservation/native-animals/invertebrates/peripatus-facts-brochure.pdf
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua, www.landcareresearch.co.nz/resources/identification/animals/freshwater-invertebrates
Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua, https://fungalguide.landcareresearch.co.nz/WebForms/FG_About.aspx
Department of Conservation, www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-plants/
New Zealand plant conservation network, www.nzpcn.org.nz
NZ Botanical Society, www.nzbotanicalsociety.org.nz/
Weedbusters (for the plants we don't want!) - www.weedbusters.org.nz
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Ahuriri Estuary Investigation – www.nationalaquarium.co.nz/education-programmes-and-facilities/programmes/
Inner city enhancement project on a stream, Napier City Council and HBRC, https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/parks-trails-and-open-spaces/harakeke-walkway/
Work is underway to research how we can gain a healthier coastal marine environment and restore the abundance of local fisheries.
HBRC project, https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/projects/hotspot-projects/marine-hotspot/
Hawke's Bay Marine and Coast Group Research Roadmap (online from 9 June 2018)
HBRC is working with marae and local communities to improve water quality and habitats in this stream catchment which runs into Waitangi Estuary, https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/projects/hotspot-projects/karamu-hotspot/
DOC Kiwi Guardians information for children - www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/toyota-kiwi-guardians/sites/kiwi-guardians-around-napier/opouahi-panpac-kiwi-creche/
HBRC, Discover Wetland Wildlife, https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/parks-trails-and-open-spaces/pekapeka-regional-park/
DOC information for tramps and field trips
Soil conservation, freshwater restoration, wetlands, tracks, culture & history. https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/parks-trails-and-open-spaces/tutira-regional-park/
Plus nearby are Guthrie Smith Arboretum, Waipatiki and DOC reserves Boundary Stream, Opouahi and White Pine Bush. Focus of a schools 'conservation week' programme annually.
Coastal estuaries, rivers and beaches, seabird conservation, Ātea ā Rangi star compass, history. https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/parks-trails-and-open-spaces/waitangi-regional-park/
Whakakai Lake Trustees are working with HBRC to restore the lake habitat for fish and birds, https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/projects/hotspot-projects/whakaki-lake-hotspot/
DOC teaching resource for field trips.
Teachers and educators are welcome to make use of these contacts and websites to enhance their students' learning experiences.
Enviroschools is a national programme which aims to foster a generation of people who instinctively think and act sustainably. A third of all NZ schools are now part of the network; in Hawke's Bay, 51 schools and early education centres are part of this. Enviroschools are committed to providing their students (and their families) with action learning, and learning from nature. In Hawke's Bay the programme has 3 facilitators who support teachers with training and resources.
Contact Sally Chandler, Hawke’s Bay Enviroschools Coordinator at HBRC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fish in schools, wildfowl and wetland activities. Contact email@example.com
Kiwi Conservation Club for children, activities and fieldtrips.
Central Hawke's Bay conservation and education. Contact www.theconservationcompany.co.nz
‘All About Trees’ education programme and arboretum with trees from around the world. Contact Educator Lynne Arnold.
There is plenty of information online and publication links about planting for different needs, reports of environmental assessments, etc - hbrc.govt.nz
Planting Native Plants in Hawke's Bay booklet (published by HBRC & DOC in the 1990s but still very useful) - free from Hawke's Bay Regional Council, ph 0800 108 838
Marine and coastal ecosystem education, Endangered to Extinct – moa and kiwi,environmental studies. Contact Carol Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wetland education resource to use for a school field trip to Pekapeka Regional Park or other wetland. Contact Sally Chandler, Hawke’s Bay Enviroschools Coordinator at HBRC.
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