News from the Field

Kids of all ages can join in this creative project to illuminate the huge variety of night time animals in the NZ Bush, and the one sided battle that rages between introduced predators and our precious native animals!
For details please visit this Facebook Page for the Nocturnal Life Display

Posted by webmaster on May 12th, 2016

Listen to - Our Changing World Radio NZ 

Posted by webmaster on Mar 22nd, 2016

“All conservation efforts are really very important, but if one is looking to get the biggest gain for their conservation dollar then eradicating invasive mammals from islands is probably a good way to go,” says Dr Holly Jones. Listen to Radio NZ

Posted by webmaster on Mar 22nd, 2016

Over the weekend the Brook Sanctuary mini Bioblitz was carried out. It was a fantastic day with many people and families enjoying discovering the wildlife of the Sanctuary. 260 observations were made with 77 species identified and 20 different groups recording. Thanks to all who took part especially the experts, Peter Williams and John Dugdale who assisted identifying the insects and plants.

For a full summary of the Bioblitz click here

Posted by webmaster on Feb 29th, 2016

The Jacobs Ladder from Koru to Four Corners. For your safety Please obey any signage of closure.

Posted by webmaster on Dec 21st, 2015

Latest video of the Fence build

Posted by webmaster on Dec 2nd, 2015


 The 14.5 km predator exclusion fence is currently under construction as a first step to remove all introduced mammalian pests from within the 671 hectare fenced area. Since trapping began in 2007, we have physically removed around 30,000 pests from the area we oversee by trapping and hunting. In winter 2016, the Sanctuary will close for approximately 12 months while pests are removed from inside the fenced area with an aerial bait drop process. 

Posted by webmaster on Dec 1st, 2015

The AGM was held Wednesday 28th October, 7:00pm, NMIT’s Nelson Campus: Student Centre (N Block), Kowhai Room

Copy of the 2015 Annual Report here

Posted by webmaster on Oct 14th, 2015

View Barry Doig's time-lapse photo scenes from the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Waterfalls of the Brook from Barry Doig on Vimeo.

Posted by webmaster on Oct 8th, 2015

For a current map showing closed tracks due to the log harvest click here
Tracks will be closed in and around the Brook Stream water catchment.

Following Tracks Closed:

Coleman’s link and the Classic track.
Dun Mountain from Tantragee to Third House.

Internal Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Tracks:

Valley Floor Track true right from Dam behind Visitor Centre, Beech Glade, Nikau track to pedestrian Bridge.

Jacobs Ladder from Koru to 4 corners

Koru track from Totara traverse turnoff to Ferny Flat 

Totara crossing to ferny flats 


Project Manager: Opus Consulting 03 548 1099

Posted by Rick Field on Aug 29th, 2015