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Taranaki Conservationists

The Taranaki Conservationists is a community group which enables Taranaki locals to support

conservation activities through a social and fun approach. We collaborate with local community

groups to promote their cause help organise events, and attract volunteers through our growing

email list and social media presence.


Conservation partnerships are the way of the future, and the Taranaki Conservationists have been

working as a key partner and supporting many Taranaki conservation groups over the last 3 years.

Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society

The Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society Incorporated ("SOSSI") is an incorporated society established in 2004 for the purpose of assisting the Regional Council (now Auckland Council) with the establishment and development of a sanctuary at Shakespear Regional Park. We work under a memorandum of agreement with the Auckland Council and work closely with Council staff on both an operational and a planning level.

Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc

Tiritiri Matangi Island (commonly referred to as "Tiri") is a wildlife sanctuary, and one of New Zealand's most important and exciting conservation projects. It is located 30km north east of central Auckland and just 4km from the end of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. 120 years of farming had seen this 220-hectare island stripped of 94% of its native bush but between 1984 and 1994, volunteers planted between 250,000 and 300,000 trees. The island is now 60% forested with the remaining 40% left as grassland for species preferring open habitat.

Aroha Island Charitable Trust

The purpose of the Aroha Island Charitable Trust is to preserve and enhance the Open Space covenant values of Aroha Island particularly the aesthetic, cultural, ecological, scientific, educational and social values and retain public access for present and future generations.
The objects for which the Trust is established:
a) To provide a centre of excellence for the preservation and advocacy for the North Island Brown Kiwi
b) To encourage the appropriate public use of Aroha in accordance with its main aims.

Community Action Wellington Meetup Group

This is a group based on the Meetup social networking website. We help out existing community groups in the greater wellington region with activities such as tree planting, beach cleaning and track cutting.

We post events on our website and our members can sign up, chat about the event and post photos afterwards.

The theme of the group is sociable volunteering. As well as volunteering, events usually also include having some food, drink and plenty of time for mingling with each other and members of the groups that we are meeting up with.

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI)

Mana Island is a scientific reserve located offshore from Porirua, New Zealand, and is an exciting example of a major restoration and conservation project. The island is now predator-free. 

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI) was set up in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the island. Our volunteers work on flora and fauna projects approved by DOC. 

The primary focus on the island since 1987 has been restoring the vegetation to a pre-1800 state with 500,000 trees and shrubs planted to date. 

Island Bay Coast Care

The Island Bay Coast Care group was set up in 2003 by a group of passionate and dedicated local residents who have been working together with the wider community to restore native plants to a small and degraded, but important dune remnant at Island Bay beach. The dune is noted on a national dune register for its Pingao. The Island Bay dune system used to extend right back to Severn St before development and roading reduced it to the small remnant it is today.

Te Whau and Southern Waitemata Restoration Forum

An informal representative group of local active community groups, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council, Forest and Bird, interested businesses, New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Motorway Alliance.
The aim of this group is to coordinate the animal and plant pest control activities of our various sections to help improve the coastal fringe, salt marsh and inter-tidal habitat for native species.

Pourewa Restoration Group

The Pourewa Restoration Group was set up by a small group of locals to restore an important area of bush in the heart of Auckland city.

We have a vision of the Pourewa valley being an oasis of native bush in the heart of an ever expanding Auckland City. A place where the community can walk through, be surrounded by native bush and feel a world away from the stresses of city living.

If this land is not cared for it will be replaced by the infiltrating surburbia which is gradually seeping into the few areas of 'free' land that still exist.

Motutapu Restoration Trust

30 mins by ferry from downtown Auckland, Motutapu Island is one of the jewels in the Inner Hauraki Gulf. Farmed since the 1860's most of the original vegetation was stripped for pasture leaving only remnant pockets of  native species along the coastline and in deep valleys. The island's geological origins are Jurassic being approximately 165 million years old and it is joined by causeway to Rangitoto a mere 600 year old volcano consisting of lava fields.


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