December 2009

  • Christmas BBQ, 12 December 2009

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    Christmas at Poronui officially started with a BBQ last Saturday night. The weather that morning didn't look too promising but as the feast was being prepared by Lisa and her team, the volley ball court was being pegged out, the croquet lawn mowed, the beer chilled and the fires set the sun appeared to showcase Poronui at its very best.  
    We had a great turn out of staff, guides, neighbours, contractors and friends. For many it was a good opportunity to relax and catch up during the very busy lead up to the festive season. For us it was a time to say thank you to everyone for their contribution to Poronui. 
    In the early hours of the morning the last of the party-goers bid farewell leaving the night to the embers, the stars and the Morepork owl.

    Here are a selection of images:

    Steve was handy on the BBQ, cooking the venison to perfection!

    Even the kids got into the spirit of the occasion!

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  • Visiting Biologist at Poronui, 1 Dec 2009

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    Brian Murphy, chief executive of the US Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), visited Poronui in early December to view Poronui's deer management and hunting program. QDMA have been a leader in the move to improve deer herds in the USA through sound management and habitat improvement practices.

    Brian, who was visiting New Zealand to present a paper at the Australasian Wildlife Society Conference, was particularly interested in the radio tagging study being undertaken to monitor the movements of Sika stags. He was also interested in the steps taken to improve habitat quality and provide feed plots. While introducing areas of feed crops is a standard approach employed in the United States it is not commonly practiced on a large scale in New Zealand.

    Poronui will again exhibit at the QDMA national conference in 2010, providing the opportunity to increase awareness of our hunting and management programs as well as cement the positive working relationship between the two organisations.

    Biologists track the tagged sika deer on Poronui

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