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Takatu Landcare Group

We are landowners or residents on the Takatu Peninsula. 

The Group's purpose is to preserve and conserve the natural environment in this region. In particular to support and extend the work achieved at the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary. There are several community groups operating under the umbrella Group, including at Baddleys/ Campells Bays, Christian/Waikauri Bays and Buckletons Bay. Our current priorities are stoat and weed control, and restoration of a significant wetland area.

Motuora Restoration Society

The Motuora Restoration Society (Inc) is an entirely voluntary group set up to undertake the restoration of the forest and to assist with reestablishing native birds and insects on this island in the Hauraki Gulf. We are recognised by the Department of Conservation as the lead community agency for this task, and since 2003 the Motuora Restoration Society has taken responsibility for the island’s day-to-day management and registered as a charity with the Charities Commission since 2007 (CC10250)

Whakaupoko Landcare

Whakaupoko Landcare is about enhancing the natural environment on primarily privately owned land in our area.
This is primarily with pest control and revegetation initiatives. Also we have more recently become involved in walkway initiatives

Friends of Birdwood Reserve

Friends of Birdwood Reserve are a group of dedicated volunteers working to restore an important area of urban native forest in the Kaiwharawhara Stream valley. Key activities include weed and rubbish clearance, tree planting, track building, and visitor education.

Forest type is Lowland Broadleaf-Podocarp, with a mix of remnant and regenerating areas. The valley floor is generally fertile, and retains moisture year-round - a great habitat for planting the now uncommon Swamp Maire.

Eaves Bush Appreciation Group

Eaves Bush is a fine example of a mature northern New Zealand kauri/podocarp forest, forming a prominent landscape feature at the north end of Orewa. The family of the late Alice Eaves generously donated the reserve to the nation in 1960, to be administered by the Council. It was very fortunate that this magnificent forest was substantially preserved by a number of owners and that it has been saved from the ravages of fire, unlike most of the surrounding areas.

Paradise Alley Project

Our property includes a section of bush which was recently designated as a Significant Ecological Area (SEA). We were inspired by the vision of creating a migratory corridor for birds flying from the West Coast to Tiritiri Matangi Island. We have been battling for years to control a large variety of noxious weeds which threaten to choke the natural plants in our bush section. We were therefore delighted to learn that Auckland Council assistance was available.

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