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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.

Karamea Kaiawhina O Te Wahapuu - Karamea Estuary Enhancement Project

The shared aim is to preserve, enhance, and promote the historic and natural values of the Karamea Estuary and surrounds. This local community group (KEEP), Karamea Area School students and the Department of Conservation are creating a walkway around the Karamea Estuary. The emphasis is on raising community awareness of the ecological and historic values of the estuary by encouraging community members and school students to participate in conservation activities around the estuary such as planting, weed control, learning about the estuary and surrounds and developing a walkway.

Waikanae Estuary Care Group Inc

Our project commenced in 2004 through the efforts of a group of locals in 2004, who noticed that the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve had become an exotic weed wasteland, and they wanted to restore it as much as possible to its natural state.

The estuary consists an area of approximately 75 hectares – 65 ha on the south side of the Waikanae River which is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and 10 ha on the northern side, managed by Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC). The group works very closely with DOC, KCDC, and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Wildland Consultants Wellington office

Friendly ecological consultants with knowledge and experience of terrestrial and aquatic restoration and weed and pest management in a range of habitats. Extensive ecological knowledge within the wider Wellington, Wairarapa,, and Bay of Plenty area. Competative rates for "Friends of" and restoration groups and opportunites for Pro Bono work (e.g. free advice).


Friends of the Otaki River Inc.

Otaki River Corridor Restoration Programme

River Estuary Restoration Programme

River Walkway Development

Te Horo School Plant Propagation Programme

The organisation was formed primarily as a local group to be the community liason in association with Wellington Regional Council in formalising and implementing a Floodplain Protection Plan for the Otaki River. The constitution of the group allows for an executive committee of 18 being made up of appointed members from various interested groups, local authorities.

Ahuriri Estuary Restoration Group

The projects main aim is enhancement of the Ahuriri Estuary, especially the lower Estuary. The main function is weed control and plantings, but some walkway and sign maintenance is also carried out. Work is generally done over about 40 hectares of the lower estuary but the group occasionally work further up the estuary.

The group meet every month except January, on the first Thursday of the month. On most days between 15 and 25 people attend.


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