Aroha Kaikorai Valley planting

Aroha Kaikorai Valley

It's time to make a change

The magnificent Kaikorai Valley is home to a large community with a mix of industrial and residential buildings and magnificent green spaces. The centrepiece of Kaikorai Valley is Kaikorai Stream, which threads its way through many historical features and modern developments. It has seen the best and worst of times. Now it's time for us to band together and make a difference.

Aroha Kaikorai Valley (AKV) is a registered charity, community and business-led organisation. Together, we can bring about massive change. We can eliminate weeds and pests, plant native plants to enhance our environment while attracting birds and cleaning up our waterways. 

Some great work has already been started by various organisations and AKV is hoping to build on that progress by teaming business support with people power to make Kaikorai Valley as beautiful and healthy as possible.

163

Active traps

77

Rats removed

0

Mustelids removed

89

Possums removed

45

Hedgehogs removed

145

Others removed

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Solid effort by our community!
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Come and join us Thursday 9 May to learn how to monitor birdlife! The meeting will run from 5.30-6.30pm. Meet at the Turboweb building, next to the Aroha Kaikorai Valley shed, 381 Kaikorai Valley Rd. Contact connect@akv.nz for more information.
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Nearly 300! numbers are climbing as we head into the busy season.
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Come and join us for a 'Meet the Predators' evening this Thursday 11 April from 5.30-6.30pm. Meet at the Turboweb building, next to the Aroha Kaikorai Valley shed, 381 Kaikorai Valley Rd. We'll introduce you to the main predators of Kaikorai Valley and how they came to be in NZ in the first place. You'll learn ways to help our precious native wildlife, like this cute bellbird. Contact connect@akv.nz for more information.
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Happy Otago Anniversary Day to our beautiful native wildlife! Our whole province is 32,000 sq km, but here at AKV, we've been working hard to make our small patch of Ōtākou a better place to be for our native birds.
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Supporter shout out! Massive thanks to Penny from the ArtisanPantry & Cafe for hooking us up with 20kg Flour and 12kg of Icing sugar. Already paying dividends in the local hood helping us catch more predators. If you get the chance pop in and say hi to Penny and the team, do yourself a favour and grab one of their famous frozen lasagnas while you are there. #thankyou #AKV #arohakaikoraivalley
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Come and join us this Thursday to learn some handy trapping tips and tricks! Meet at the Turboweb building, next to the Aroha Kaikorai Valley shed, 381 Kaikorai Valley Rd. The meeting will run from 5.30-6.30pm. Contact connect@akv.nz for more information.
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Numbers are changing quickly these days. Up three possums, 4 rats and 5 traps. Hedgehogs have slowed down.
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