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Carpark build starts at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Carpark build starts at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

5 November 2019

Carpark build starts at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Construction on the new visitor carpark begins at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari’s visitor centre this Thursday, 7th November. We are very excited about this new development, but...

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Eco-sanctuaries

Eco-sanctuaries

31 October 2019

There are two types of ecosanctuaries; those which are fenced, such as our Maunga, and those which are not, but which rely on bait stations to provide a level of protection to enable native and endemic species to breed.  I have been involved with...

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Winter Wanderings

Winter Wanderings

31 October 2019

Winter Wanderings By Russell Ingram-Seal – invertebrate enthusiast, amateur photographer and kiwi conservation volunteer. In July I was lucky enough to be given permission to explore Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari to look at invertebrates...

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Poto Davies: Maungatautari is our heart and soul

Poto Davies: Maungatautari is our heart and soul

18 September 2019

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) co-chair Poto Davies believes strong relationships create trust and can build understanding across communities. She has contributed as a committee member and now as co-chair for MEIT over the past six years,...

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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and Mother Earth sign sponsorship deal

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and Mother Earth sign sponsorship deal

13 September 2019

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and food brand Mother Earth have partnered up for a sponsorship targeted at education programmes at the wildlife sanctuary.   The sponsorship will go towards improving the education programme that Sanctuary...

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Meditation on the Maunga

Meditation on the Maunga

21 June 2019

Welcoming the light: Meditation on the Maunga to mark the winter solstice @  Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari with Elizabeth Day and Willa Thaniya Reid Friday 21st June 10am to 4pm 2019 As the light returns to...

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We are looking for a Ranger (Operations and Pest Surveillance).

29 April 2019

A position has opened in the Sanctuary Mountain Team!  We are looking for a Ranger (Operations and Pest Surveillance).  In the Pest Surveillance Team, you will work to ensure effective pest surveillance procedures, monitoring, pest incursion...

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Kokako's Song

Kokako's Song

23 March 2019

The Cambridge Autumn Festival is coming up and they are holding a play called Kokako's Song as a fundraiser for Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. Date: Saturday, 23 March Time: 11am and 2pm  Location: St Andrew's Church...

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Family Day

Family Day

2 March 2019

Mark your calendars now as this is going to be a special day for the whole family - we've got a lot of exciting things lined up throughout the day such as games, musical performances, meet and greets, and art competitions! There is NO COST to...

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Share the mauri and the mana of the Maunga

Share the mauri and the mana of the Maunga

21 February 2019

The story of Tāne-mahuta, god of the forest and birds, separating his parents, Rangi-nui and Papatūānuku is a reminder that we are all related – the land, the weather, trees, insects, reptiles, fish, birds...

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Not Your Typical Date Night

Not Your Typical Date Night

14 February 2019

We're very excited to share with you this one-off special event for Valentine's Day. A fun, informative, entertaining guided tour with an 'adults only' twist that explores courtship styles of Aotearoa's (NZ's) biological...

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Forest Flow Experience

Forest Flow Experience

7 February 2019

We are very excited to bring you this unique way to experience Maungatautari - focusing on mindful and meditative body movements, the "Forest Flow Experience" is our late night special event on 7th February. Forest Flow Experience incorporates...

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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

2 February 2019

World Wetlands Day Special - Tautari Wetland Guided Tour This Saturday February 2nd is World Wetlands Day and the team at Sanctuary Mountain® Maungatautari are offering additional Wetland Tours at 50% off the normal retail price for this one day...

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Kokako population in Maungatautari is thriving

Kokako population in Maungatautari is thriving

7 December 2018

We are delighted to share with you the kokako census on Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari conducted by Ian Flux during September and October 2018.  According to the report: Nineteen (19) territorial pairs were confirmed. A further pair was...

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Finalist at 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

Finalist at 2018 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

12 November 2018

Last 12 November 2018, Sanctuary Mountain Chief Executive Phil Lyons and Sanctuary Manager Geoff Churchill attended an awards gala evening for the Ministry for Primary Industries' New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. Sanctuary Mountain is a finalist...

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Great Kiwi Morning Tea

Great Kiwi Morning Tea

26 October 2018

  Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari invites you to join us for this year’s Great Kiwi Morning Tea on Friday 26th October!   Every biscuit baked and every slice of cake enjoyed to the last crumb will help us to protect kiwi. ...

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AGM 2018

23 October 2018

From the Board of Trustees We would like to extend an invitation to our Annual General Meeting please see details below.   MAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND TRUST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Trust’s...

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Tracking Card Workshop with Warren Agnew

Tracking Card Workshop with Warren Agnew

16 October 2018

 We are holding a tracking card reading workshop for all volunteers and staff involved with pest monitoring, and other interested volunteers. The purpose of this workshop is twofold; ·       to...

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School Holidays - Kids Go Free

School Holidays - Kids Go Free

29 September 2018

October is set to be a busy month at Manu Tiorori, with the first two weeks welcoming in the school holidays. We are running a Kids Go Free* promotion alongside great activities such as; Sanctuary Mountain activity sheets, mask making and Kiwi...

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Conservation Week 15 - 23 Sept 2018

Conservation Week 15 - 23 Sept 2018

15 September 2018

Join us at the visitor centre for some exciting activities during Conservation Week. Kids go free for conservation week (Sanctuary Explorer Pass (self-guided) only and limited to 2 children free of charge with every...

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Community Trustee Vacancy

Community Trustee Vacancy

12 August 2018

MAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND TRUST   COMMUNITY TRUSTEE VACANCY   Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) seeks expressions of interest from members of the community who have the appropriate skills and interest to become a...

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The Jungle Within - Opening Event

The Jungle Within - Opening Event

11 August 2018

We built a jungle and we would love you to come celebrate with us at our opening event from 1pm - 3pm! The Jungle Within is a participatory art installation and a community arts project that focuses on the things we would like to see growing within...

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Takahe Recovery Group Presentation

Takahe Recovery Group Presentation

7 August 2018

We welcome you all to attend a presentation by the Takahe Recovery Group It will be held on Tuesday 7th August, at 10:30am, in the Manu Tioriori Visitor centre, 99 Tari Road. Come along and learn how this taonga species is doing at Sanctuary...

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Kiwi Health Check

Kiwi Health Check

20 July 2018

This chance does not come up often. On Friday 20th July get up close and personal with a New Zealand icon during a kiwi health check here at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. During this special encounter, you will get to know all about the Western North...

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National Volunteer Week 2018

National Volunteer Week 2018

17 June 2018

This week we celebrate: National Volunteer Week 2018 (17 – 23 June 2018) A huge thank you goes out to ALL our wonderful volunteers (from individuals, families, local businesses and corporate teams) who give up their time on a daily basis to...

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Fieldays Promotion

Fieldays Promotion

12 June 2018

We have enticing deals during the influx of visitors to the Waikato region for Fieldays this year. Book any one of our regular guided day tours online and enter the promotion code Fieldays18 to receive a 10% discount, valid for tours booked from 12-17...

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Mother's Go Free Mother's Day Special

Mother's Go Free Mother's Day Special

13 May 2018

Mother's Go Free this Mother's Day. Treat your mum to a special day out with a walk through the southern enclosure at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. Finish off with a complimentary tea or coffee for mothers at the visitor centre. Make...

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Green Prescription

Green Prescription

11 February 2018

Would you like tobe more active and get connected with nature? Sanctuary Mountain in conjunction with Sport Waikato are offering a discount for Green Prescription clients to access the southern enclosure. If this sounds like you, ask your GP or...

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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day

9 January 2018

To celebrate World Wetlands Day we will be running additional discounted tours all weekend! Please click on the below link to...

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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari recognised as sustainability leader

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari recognised as sustainability leader

14 November 2017

Waikato’s Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is leading the way in sustainable tourism, with the news that it has recently achieved a Qualmark Silver Award under the new Sustainable Tourism Business criteria.  A Qualmark award provides...

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Qualmark Silver Award Achieved

Qualmark Silver Award Achieved

29 October 2017

Sanctuary Mountain has achieved a Qualmark Silver Award for our tourism business under the new Sustainable Tourism Business criteria. Qualmark has broadened the scope of its evaluation criteria to recognise those businesses that are focused on protecting...

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Changes planned for Trust that governs Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Changes planned for Trust that governs Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

1 August 2017

Changes planned for Trust that governs Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari   Changes are afoot to help the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, which governs Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, to operate more efficiently and...

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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari announced as national stronghold for western brown kiwi

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari announced as national stronghold for western brown kiwi

30 April 2017

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari announced as national stronghold for western brown kiwi   Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari has been announced as the national stronghold for western brown kiwi, which will see up to 500 new kiwi introduced to...

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New radio mast to be installed on Maungatautari summit

New radio mast to be installed on Maungatautari summit

31 March 2017

New radio mast to be installed on Maungatautari summit   Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is installing a new radio mast at the mountain’s summit that is set to improve communication and health and safety for its workers and...

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