On the 8th October from 9am till 7pm there will be a free workshop held in the Gaiety Theatre in Akaroa about enhancing biodiversity around the Banks Peninsula area. The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and Lincoln University have assembled a great line up of contributors for farmers and landowners who want to increase the native biodiversity on their properties. The programme features many speakers which much experience in various aspects of monitoring and enhancing biodiversity. Please contact Rachel Barker (firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 3296340) to register by the 2nd October.
My Grandfather had lots of tales to tell about biodiversity. He lived at Church Bay and (from memory) he talked about bats, a pink geko(?), large skinks, weka, kakariki and his sister claimed to have seen a tuatara.