Conservation status
In some trouble

Tiritiri Matangi has been a popular source of tīeke for translocation. This island initially had very little bush, so there were very few natural roosting and nesting sites. Since then, boxes have been provided for nesting. The saddleback is not a species to look a gift horse/house in the mouth.

Campaign Manager

Margie Beautrais and the Bushy Park Education Team

Margie Beautrais is an Educator at Whanganui Regional Museum, and is one of the Education Group who deliver conservation education at Tarapuruhi, Bushy Park Sanctuary, where Tīeke are not only surviving but thriving. Joining in the campaign team are Keith Beautrais, Education Co-ordinator at Bushy Park Sanctuary, plus a wonderful bunch of Bushy Park volunteers who help look after Tīeke and other rare birds.

For 2021 we will be using pyramid marketing to recruit numerous kids in Whanganui into our campaign team. Our first junior recruit is Lukas Gruebsch, aged 11, who is a member of KCC Whanganui, loves native wildlife and enjoys looking up funny animal memes.

Bushy Park Education Group 2021

Craig McKenzie