Tagging 2016

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    We have a great range of taggers (about 140 of them so far) up and down the country (locations from north to south, with postcodes):

    Raumanga, Whangarei 110
    Ruakaka 116
    Whangarei 173
    Hikurangi, Whangarei 182
    Opua, Bay of Islands 200
    Russell, Bay of Islands 202
    Kerikeri 293
    Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 600
    Glen Eden 602
    Torbay, Auckland 603
    Laingholm, Auckland 604
    Te Atatu South 610
    Te Atatu, Auckland 610
    Henderson 612
    Massey, Auckland 614
    Massey, Auckland 614
    Massey, Auckland 614
    West Harbour, Auckland 618
    Milford, Auckland 620
    Devonport, Auckland 624
    Devonport, Auckland 624
    Hillcrest, Auckland 627
    Hillcrest, Auckland 627
    Albany, Auckland 632
    Helensville 800
    Riverhead 820
    Royal Oak, Auckland 1023
    Kelston, Auckland 1024
    Remuera 1050
    Ellerslie, Auckland 1051
    Mt Wellington, Auckland 1051
    Glendowie 1071
    Meadowbank, Auckland 1072
    Pakuranga, Auckland 2010
    Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
    Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
    Manurewa, Auckland 2103
    Tuakau 2121
    Tuakau 2121
    Tuakau 2121
    Waiuku 2683
    Waiuku 2683
    Matua, Tauranga 3001
    Kaharoa, Rotorua 3096
    Pillans Point, Tauranga 3110
    Otumoetai, Tauranga 3110
    Tauranga 3110
    Brookfield, Tauranga 3110
    Judea, Tauranga 3110
    Bethlehem, Tauranga 3110
    Matua, Tauranga 3110
    Greerton, Tauranga 3112
    Welcome Bay, Tauranga 3112
    Papamoa, Tauranga 3118
    Papamoa, Tauranga 3118
    Papamoa, Tauranga 3118
    Papamoa, Tauranga 3118
    Whakatane 3120
    Whakatane 3120
    Opotiki 3122
    Wairoa, Tauranga 3171
    Te Puna, Tauranga 3174
    Whakamarama, Tauranga 3179
    Te Puke 3186
    Te Puke 3186
    Otamarakau, Te Puke 3186
    Te Puke 3187
    Frankton, Hamilton 3204
    Dinsdale, Hamilton 3240
    Puketaha, Hamilton 3281
    Hamilton 3287
    Raglan 3296
    Tauhara, Taupo 3330
    Pukawa Bay, Turangi 3381
    Leamington, Cambridge 3432
    Cambridge 3434
    Cambridge 3434
    Parawai, Thames 3500
    Thames 3575
    Waihi 3610
    Paeroa 3674
    Huntly West 3700
    Te Awamutu 3800
    Mangapapa, Gisborne 4010
    Te Hapara, Gisborne 4010
    Clive, Napier 4102
    Onekawa, Napier 4110
    Taradale, Napier 4112
    Hastings 4172
    Hastings 4180
    Waipukurau 4200
    Westbrook, Palmerston North 4412
    Springvale, Wanganui 4501
    Kai Iwi, Wanganui 4574
    Hawera 4672
    Feilding 4702
    Marton 4788
    Lower Hutt 5011
    Eastbourne, Lower Hutt 5013
    Wainuiomata 5014
    Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018
    Silverstream, Upper Hutt 5019
    Stokes Valley 5019
    Kapiti Coast 5036
    Levin 5510
    Carterton 5713
    Karori, Wellington 6012
    Wilton, Wellington 6012
    Karori, Wellington 6012
    Aro Valley, Wellinton 6012
    Wadestown 6012
    Brooklyn, Wellington 6021
    Miramar 6022
    Island Bay 6023
    The Brook, Neson 7010
    Richmond, Nelson 7020
    Richmond, Nelson 7020
    Brightwater, Nelson 7091
    Blenheim 7201
    Rangiora 7471
    Rangiora 7477
    Anberley 7481
    Amberley 7482
    Westport 7891
    Christchurch 8011
    Christchurch 8013
    St Albans, Christchurch 8014
    Woolston, Christchurch 8023
    Spreydon, Christchurch 8024
    Aidenfield, Christchurch 8025
    Burnside, Christchurch 8051
    Christchurch 8051
    Burnside, Christchurch 8053
    Cass Bay, Christchurch 8082
    Christchurch 8083
    Beckenham, Christchurch 8243
    Wakari, Dunedin 9010
    Oamaru 9400
    Palmerston, Otago 9430
    Gore 9710

    About 150 of them.

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    Snails are a real pest to young swan plants. You think that no seedlings are coming up… then you realise that they are, but the snails and slugs are getting to them before they make much headway.

    Not sure why that tag didn’t stick, Gaynor. I guess not everything is a success… 🙂



    2 days ago I tagged a monarch to release, but found the tag hard to stick to wing. I re caught the monarch and gently pressed the tag onto the wing again. This time was a success. —– but today while out checking the castles, I walked passed the ‘maize’ coloured Buddleia, and there it was on the buddleia minus it’s tag. Why, would this happen?? I recognised it because of the slight colour change of wing where the tag had been. Also had to euthanize two monarchs because 1 had deformed legs and could not stand . Had been caught in a spider web., and the other kept falling to one side, and ending up on it’s back. Put them in the freezer. Has anyone else got problems of baby snails in castles eating swan plants?


    Bron and Camryn

    Wow, so cool to see so many people tagging.



    It really is good to have more people tagging than less SO encourage others my contacting your local nwspaper and ask them to run a story. I am happy if they contact me for quotes. But they WILL want a photo – so if you don’t want to have your name/photo in the paper see if you can get a neighbour’s child etc to do it.

    It is not good to have too many tagged monarchs’ photos in the news. It is very tempting for someone to report in a sighting once they’ve got the number. However, the first hoax one we got a few years ago was of a monarch that was tagged in Tauranga and reported in the NZ Herald (I think). Some wag reported seeing the monarch in a multi-storey building in Welington’s CBD. An impossibility! When I checked out the report they were embarrassed and didn’t want to talk with me. I deleted that sighting.

    So if someone is taking photos of your tagged monarchs, use the same one in all photos it will make it easier if we have to check out hoax sightings.



    See there are only two of us tagging here in Gisborne. I have told several to get in contact, re tagging but they obviously have not. Shame.I have just tagged and released another 4. (2 F and 2 M )



    Wow 3 taggers in Massey and one in West Harbour. I shall keep my eyes out for tagged Monarchs 🙂




    Great to see so many are tagging. No Pukekohe. I would like to try. Perhaps there is someone local out there (Tuakau) who could help.
    I have a lovely lot of caterpillars, a chrysalis & many more nearly ready. The 4 or more resident butterflies are busy each day. I will share on Neighbourly.

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