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PARADISE SAVED by Dave Butler, Tony Lindsay and Janet Hunt. Published by Radom House RRP $55.

This book has recently been released into book shops. It is an impressive history of the decline of our ecosystem that started with Maori landing on our shores around 1300, continuing with European occupation and then the successful proliferation in recent years of restoration groups big and small that are stemming the destruction in many areas and the challenges they face.

This is a very positive book, well written with good information in it. It is a lot more than just a coffee table book. I would highly recommend it as a reference book and would make a great Christmas present.

The following link is to Kim Hill’s interview with David Butler, one of the authors of the new publication “Paradise Saved”. It is a fascinating overview of restoration endeavours and successes. Lasts 20 minutes:



Rex Bushell




There were a few people at the HOGs meeting who wanted to grow fat hen. I've put some seedlings on the swap table at the Environment Centre so pop in and grab some. They'll soon grow and you'll be able to add them into your salads. More info here




You can always give a koha if you don't have anything to swap. There's such interesting things on that table :)

The Environment Centre also has a 'key bank'. You can drop off old keys which are recut. The EC is open from 10 to 4pm weekdays and is open this Saturday from 10 to 1pm.


Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy Christmas,

from the HOGs team




WCEET 2015 Funding Round Open

The Trusts twelfth funding round is now open for applications. The Trust is seeking applications for projects throughout the Waikato Catchment that are consistent with the Trust’s objectives:

• Enhancement of wetland values in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

• Enhancement of indigenous biodiversity in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

• Enhancement of the sports fishery and game bird population in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

• Mitigation of any adverse effects of the operation of the Waikato Hydro System on the ecological environments in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

Applications close on 31 January 2015. Please contact Larnie Chrystall on larnie.chrystall@mightyriver.co.nz for more information or download the application form from this website http://www.wceet.org.nz/funding/application-form/.


Don Scarlet


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Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust






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