Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

Bloom in the Bay

Otanewainuku Forest & A Wildlife Haven – Carole Long

We are very fortunate to have a large virgin forest close by. Located 20km south of Tauranga, Otanewainuku is home to NI brown Kiwi, has a thriving population of other natives, and over 300 indigenous plants. Learn how this forest thrives so you can do the same at your place. 

Carole Long

Carole will inspire you with her knowledge and passion for parks and wildlife. She worked 15 years for the Department of Conservation in Tauranga. 50 years ago, she joined Forest & Bird and is now Chair of the Te Puke branch. She is also a patron of Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust and Minutes Secretary for Te Whakakaha Trust which cares for endangered frogs in the Otawa Sanctuary.

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