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Friends of Mawaihakona Stream was formed in 2002 by Bart Hogan, Kerry & Brian Brickell in order to covert the Mawaihakona stream from a willow infested mess to lowland podocarp forest as it would have once been. In recent years, the Friends have gained permission to restore a large section of the stream as it passes through land owned by St Patrick's college Silverstream.
Kiwi Protection and Predator Control of approx 1346+ hectares and a 800+ hectare buffer zone.
A neighbourhood group doing weed eradication and native revegetation work centered around the new Waituna Reserve on Rimutaka Place. Also doing pest animal control on wasps, possums and rats.
Saving kiwi in Taranaki is our project name. We have a large in-situ project covering 13,000 hectares, where predator control is undertaken. We are a successful community driven group which has 500 pair of kiwi under predator protection. The area is home to many other threatened native species. The Trust is working to return kokako to the area. We have a group of contractors who check the 1300 stoat traps on a monthly basis. Our field team are locals and well trained in their areas.