This has been done using a range of iwi networks and nowhere are the gains greater than some of the island conservation management programme being carried out by both iwi and DOC staff on the Rakiura-Mori-owned Tt Islands and some of New Zealands premier Nature Reserve islands.
The iwi of Murihiku and DOC have for a long time worked closely on conservation projects of regional and national importance.
But they lost touch after Meryle left the factory about seven years later to get married.
Meryle began using her other Christian name, Gloria, and her married name of Colvin, while Glad also got married and became Mrs Munro.
The “Cyber EQ-IQ Project”, run by Nelson-based John Parsons, kicked off in Southland last month with the first of numerous sessions that will total 60 days this year, plus 100 days annually for 20.
John is no stranger to the south – or Rotary; immediate-past district governor for 9980 Karen Purdue was instrumental in bringing him to Southland three years ago, after Rotary was approached by Invercargill social worker Nikki Burns.
While it used to be acceptable to just move birds around anywhere we wanted, it is now important to look at the ecological consequences of introducing a species to an island where it has never been before.Neither knew where the other lived until an amazing coincidence brought them together again this week for the first time in almost 70 years. She had seen a photograph of Kingsland staff at Glad's house and had heard stories about her time there.Then Gloria also mentioned she had worked at the biscuit factory. It turned out they did, and were delighted to have found each other again.If you have any other questions you think would be helpful to include here, please Contact Us. If you would like to find out more about one near to you, please click here to find the Region nearest you.We always need new Volunteers and Members so join the adventure NOW with SCOUTS New Zealand!