Mrs Sue Laurent, of Whakatane, MNZM, for services to wildlife conservation
Mrs Sue Laurent, of Whakatane, MNZM, for services to wildlife conservation.
Sue Laurent volunteers with the Whakatane Kiwi Trust as Kiwi Monitoring Team Leader, responsible for overseeing the daily signal monitoring of kiwi and maintaining her team’s capability. She is a qualified kiwi practitioner and is involved in conducting monthly checks for kiwi chicks and annual checks for adult male kiwi. She volunteers with the Manawahe Kokako Trust, which protects a kokako habitat on privately owned land. She is part of the Trust’s Executive Team and has helped with annual census monitoring, nest monitoring and translocation of birds. Mrs Laurent helped a volunteer team translocate 40 North Island robins to Ohope Scenic Reserve in 2014.