Community group that is undertaking clearing invasive weeds from public reserves and eventually private property. Also involved in pest eradication in our region. We have a rapidly growing residential community and in the future want to involve as many existing and new residents as possible in working towards a pest free New Zealand.
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We are a growing group of Makara residents who work to improve the water quality, habitat value and visual amenity of Makara Beach, the Makara Estuary and the tributary streams of the Makara and Ohariu valleys. Our activities focus on riparian planting, fencing of waterways, trapping of pests, and holding work parties and community events. We are always keen for more volunteers to please get in touch if you are interested!
- Protect and restore the natural values of the Estuary
- Create education and research opportunities
- Speak on behalf of and involve the community in restoration projects
We are a new community group formed with the vision of restoring our native birds to the Eastern Bays of Auckland. By removing pests and creating bird friendly habitat, we aim to create an urban sanctuary alive with bellbirds, kaka, and kakariki.
The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.
Waihora Ellesmere Trust (WET) is a community organisation dedicated to the improvement of the health and biodiversity of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere and its catchment.
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.
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