Mussel buoys


Mussel floats that wash up on the Thames Coast from the mussel farms in the firth can be salvaged, cleaned and dropped off at the Kuyper residence in Te Mata. John & Noleen stockpile the floats in their front yard and the mussel farm companies come and collect them paying $15 for each mussel buoy returned.

The Kuypers generously donate all the proceeds of this scheme to Thames Coast Kiwi Care which adds up to be a significant contribution to our project.

So next time you find a mussel float, grab it, clean it off (being sure not to leave any rope on the beach!) and drop it off at the address below. This is a fantastic way you can help TCKC’s kiwi recovery project on the Thames Coast.

Noleen & John Kuyper contact details

904 Thames Coast Road, Te Mata

Phone : 027 20022 98