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Less than 1% of the natural habitat of our tui is left on the Wairau Plain today. The Tui to Town project aims to restore the birds’ natural habitat in and around Blenheim and on the surrounding plain. It takes just three to four years before a planting begins to provide insects, fruit and nectar for these birds and, since we began the project four years ago, the Council has helped fund 28 new plantings; about three hectares of habitat for tui. There are ways you can help:
The tui living in the forests to the north and west of Blenheim can be spotted around town over the next few months, looking for food. You can help our tui project by recording where and when you see them.
Phone the Council to report a sighting or enter the information on this website using the Report a Tui Sighting form
Council funding is available for plantings of 1000 square metres or more. See Tui Project Funding Guidelines. You can also pick up a brochure and planting guide from the Council.
More information about Tui to Town: Nicky Eade Ph: 03 520 7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org