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Manawatu Estuary Trust Newsletter   November 2023


Welcome to the birds returning to the Manawatu Estuary


Whakarongo ki manu                                                   Listen to the birds,

Korori, Korora                                                               to land birds, to the sea birds

Korerotia mai no tuawhaka-rere                                say it’s time to fly

Whakaronga ki manu                                                   Listen to the birds

E koroki ana                                                                  that sing at dawn chorus

i te ata, i te ata                                                              in the morning, in the morning

i te awatea                                                                    at dawn.

Tihei  mauriora                                                             I sneeze the breath of life.


We were pleased to have many of you join us for our Welcome to the birds event. Iwi  gave the Karanga, and, as always, we were pleased to have an update on the migration of the godwits from Dr Phil Battley. It was very pleasing to hear that after two good breeding seasons the number of juvenile godwits was increasing.


Our AGM . This will be on the 25th November 2023 in the Holben Pavilion, Holben Parade, Foxton Beach at 2pm


We are very fortunate to have Dr Jill Rapson, Plant Ecologist at Massey University, to speak to us on Dunes and Dune vegetation  at this meeting. Dr Jill was a former chairperson of this trust.


Subscriptions for the year  September 2023 to September 2024.


These are now due, and  remain at $20.00


Our Kiwibank details.       Account number   38-9007-0522216-00 

                                            Reference   Your name


Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM,


Kathryn Lane

On behalf of the Trustees, Manawatu Estuary Trust.

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