A brief update:
The electrical contractors Jones & Cole have completed the power reconnection, Harrisons completed the insulation installation, and the Trustees and a team of volunteers have recently refitted the plumping and
had a tidy up so with all that done theEco centre is looking and functioning well!
A huge thanks to Rob Angus of Waipa Forest Management for their generous donation from the tree felling around the
centre. Thanks to the MacIntosh family for consistently refilling the tanks, Andy at Lakes and Lawns for the tidy grounds
and our great team of volunteers.
Bring on 2018 and with a functioning school house, good water supply, new plantings and tracks,
increased Education based visits we are looking forward to a successful year.
An innovation this year is a new version of resetting traps that will be available very soon.
These traps offer a great opportunity for MET to continue pest control in the area, to continue the conservation initiatives already set
up. The aim for each trap is to do 100 kills on one set of batteries!
A wee hold up in our new year celebration is the news of a burglary at the Centre! Several doors and windows
were damaged and numerous items stolen!
So if you've seen one of the lovely Manawahe Eco Trust pull up banners around you'll know where it should
be. Also a battery drill, a gas bottle, several archery sets, a long tape measure, an electric pump, of all things a
mechanism from the flying fox, plus more! If you've seen any unfamiliar items around maybe you could call the Whakatane
Police or Fran at 027 944 4238
A reminder that our Annual Trappers Dinner is to be on Saturday 24th February. Thanks to the Mountforts for hosting us - If wet
we'll adjourn to the Eco Centre.
Call Peter on 021 0395370/304 9404 for more details if you didn't receive the email.
In the meantime we appreciate your support.