New Zealand is crazy beautiful. There aren't many places in the world where you can view a beach and a volcano while on the motorway to work! I don't ever want to take New Zealand for granted, and I definitely don't want the generations below me to miss out on being able to go 10 minutes down the road and finding a magical bush wonderland or a glistening, SAFE, beach.
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A community group led by locals who care about their harbour, its streams and wetlands, and the plants and animals that make these habitats their home. The group has a vision of connecting their harbour to its streams, wetlands and people, through restoring native biodiversity and creating access for walkers, cyclists and picnicers alike.
To protect, restore and preserve the natural functioning and values of the McGregor Bay estuarine and freshwater wetland at the margin of the Coromandel Harbour.
Promote the protection, restoration, and ongoing resilience of the McGregor Bay Wetland through a collaborative community-based project, in partnership with local authorities;
Provide for the provision for improved community access and promote the importance and values of coastal wetlands through integrating conservation, education and art in order to encourage public enjoyment and participation.
Collaborating with local iwi patukirikiri to enhance the area.
Project address: Build a trail which links Pauanui and Tairua and plant either side of trail to provide more habitat for birds.
Activities: Weed control, pest control and planting
Aim: to grow eco-sourced native seedlings for sale to the public, and for restoration projects around Okarito Lagoon and the West Coast, while sharing knowledge of the Glaciers to Wetland ecosystem. Removal of gorse and other weeds enhance the landscape view, and allow regeneration of native species which provide the best habitat for rare kotuku, bitterns and godwits. Nursery is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays for sales from 10am to 1 pm or by arrangement. Volunteers welcome any day
Aim: Control possums, mustelids, hedgehogs, rats and reduce the spread of mangrove seedlings
Activities: Animal pest control and consent to remove mangrove seedlings
Parties involved: Local landowners
Official name Waiuku Esturary Restoration Trust, Inc. The Mudlarks are a group of people keen to see Waiuku Estuary and around, which is currently sports abundant mangroves, restored to former state how it was 40 years ago and before, with open areas of water available for Wading and diving birds, fish, and fishing, swimming, kayaking, floundering, paddling, mucking around in boats, and more.
Community volunteers and Devonport Cubs Scouts with a coordinator and a small management committee. Protecting and revitalizing this native bush reserve by removing pest plants & animals (rats), Planting trees and rubbish removal.
First Beachcare/Coastcare group formed in NZ (Jan 1993).
Aim: Dune planting and accessway maintenance
Activities: Weed control, access management, education and planting
Parties involved: Local landowners, Ngati Haho, Waikato Regional Council and Hauraki District Council
Aim: To stabilise the dunes and raise people awareness of caring for the environment