Photo by Bradley Shields

Creating a Thriving Wildlife Habitat

Pest Free Onetahua is removing pests from Onetahua Farewell Spit and paving the way for nature to trive in this wāhi tapu - a sacred place, rich in Māori traditions. 

Project Area

Spanning 12,000ha of unique landscapes and wildlife habitat in Mohua Golden Bay. Stretching from the iconic tip of Onetahua Farewell Spit through Pākawau Forest in Kahurangi National Park, to the edge of Whanganui Inlet, this special area also inlcudes Wharariki Ecosanctuary and Kaihoka Lakes Scenic Reserve. 
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Have you heard? We found a kiwi near Onetahua Farewell Spit!

Length of Onetahua | Farewell Spit

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We're grateful for the significant funding from The Rātā Foundation, PF2050 Ltd and the private sector - but we need more to make our bold vision a reality. 
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Photography by Bradley Shields and Rebecca Bowater
Caspien Terns on Farewell Spint - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
White Fronted Tern on Farewell Spit - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
Australasian Gannets - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
Photos by Bradley Sheilds

Project partners

Pest Free Onetahua is a partnership between Tasman Environmental Trust and Manawhenua Ki Mohua and works with local landowners and the Mohua Golden Bay community. The project is co-funded by Predator Free 2050 Ltd. 

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