Honouring the Whales

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Driftwood whales were built on Collingwood Beach over Easter, looking out to Farewell Spit, where many whales were stranded earlier in the year. 

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Posted by Farewell Spit Eco Tours on 20 April 2017

Onetahua Exhibition at the Golden Bay Museum

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There's still a month left to visit the current summer exhibition at the Golden Bay Museum featuring Onetahua-Farewell Spit.

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Posted by Farewell Spit Eco Tours on 17 March 2017

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Tags: farewell spit farewell spit lighthouse

Pest Trapping on Farewell Spit

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Pests like stoats and rats can be a problem on Farewell Spit, threatening local native birdlife. Since 2012 Farewell Spit Tours have been trapping these pests and the results are definitely starting to show.

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Posted on 8 March 2017

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Tags: farewell spit pest trapping wildlife conservation

Whale Stranding at Farewell Spit

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The superpod of whales (on the right) approaches the area where the stranded whales are lying

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Posted by Sue on 12 February 2017

Posted in Whales;

Tags: farewell spit whale stranding pilot whales

The Gannets at the End of the Spit

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Summer is gannet season on Farewell Spit. The Australasian gannet colony, at the far seaward tip of the spit, is New Zealand's only gannet colony at sea level (or almost)...

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Posted by Sue Farley on 4 November 2016

Tags: farewell spit Australasian gannets Eco Tours New Zealand Bird Watching New Zealand