Lesser short-tailed bat
Image: James Mortimer ©


1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018: This is an opportunity to assist a master's student who needs assistance with her research into Pureora short-tailed bats while she completes a project for DOC.


If you can tolerate the lack of sleep that comes with night work, and you're available for a minimum of 4 consecutive nights, working with the rare short-tailed bat could be for you.


1 November 2017 – 28 February 2018


Assisting a master's student with understanding the nightly movements of short-tailed bats at Pureora Forest Park, by radio-tracking bats at night.

What to expect

Experience required: The night work will mainly be on farmland with small forest patches, so you don’t need to be hugely fit, but a tolerance for night work and remaining cheerful when tired would be very helpful. Experience with radio tracking would be ideal, but this can also be taught on-site.

Transport/accommodation: If necessary, accommodation is provided for a small cost at Pureora Village. Volunteers must supply their own transport to Pureora Village.

Food: Food is not included.

How to apply

For more information and to apply contact Ruby Bennett.


Ruby Bennett, Massey University
Mobile: +64 27 379 7898
Email: ruby@kereru.com

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