Rare native whitebait species discovered in urban South Auckland stream (TVNZ)

Posted on 14 July 2021

So cool to see one of our SouthSci projects featured in the news. Well done to the Tararata Stream Team for the awesome mahi you are doing in the community, cleaning the local waterway and protecting our rare native species!

A group of locals, who call themselves the Stream Team, having been keeping a watchful eye over the Tararata Stream in Māngere for nearly 20 years.

Its leader, Julia Tu’ineu, spotted the fish in 2019.

“It's rare, it's declining; it's beautiful, beautiful speckled golden brown,” she told 1 NEWS.

Check the full report here!