We are a community group made up of iwi, local landowners, DOC staff and other Warkworth area residents who are interested in preserving and enhancing the biodiversity values of the Mt Tamahunga forest. From our first meeting we prioritised our goals as seen below. But our first mission was to get the tracks organised, the traps out and start killing pests.
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• Create weed and pest free local environments to increase biodiversity
• Run our own community nurseries or are growing their own plants
• Win Awards in recognition of our work
• Invite overseas visitors to stay in return for labour to clear weeds
We grow a lot of our own native plants.
1.The Trust is a voluntary organisation whose purpose is to restore, then maintain the native flora of the gully back to, as near as possible, pre European status and to manage the gully in such a way that native fauna will re establish, either naturally or by introduction and for this to be sustainable.
A group of dedicated people who are just in the process of setting up a trust to help protect the Pongakawa Ecological Area and its inhabitants, primarily the North Island Kokako but also the forest as a whole.
What’s special about Pongakawa Ecological Area?
The Pongakawa Ecological Area (749 ha) is located within Rotoehu Forest to the north of Lake Rotoehu. The Ecological Area is managed by DOC for the protection and enhancement of this special ecosystem which is home to the endangered kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni).
The Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society Incorporated ("SOSSI") is an incorporated society established in 2004 for the purpose of assisting the Regional Council (now Auckland Council) with the establishment and development of a sanctuary at Shakespear Regional Park. We work under a memorandum of agreement with the Auckland Council and work closely with Council staff on both an operational and a planning level.
The purpose of the Aroha Island Charitable Trust is to preserve and enhance the Open Space covenant values of Aroha Island particularly the aesthetic, cultural, ecological, scientific, educational and social values and retain public access for present and future generations.
The objects for which the Trust is established:
a) To provide a centre of excellence for the preservation and advocacy for the North Island Brown Kiwi
b) To encourage the appropriate public use of Aroha in accordance with its main aims.
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island located in the North Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to giant weta.
With the erection of our fence complete and mammalian pests eradicated, our focus now turns to the following areas:
We post events on our website and our members can sign up, chat about the event and post photos afterwards.
The theme of the group is sociable volunteering. As well as volunteering, events usually also include having some food, drink and plenty of time for mingling with each other and members of the groups that we are meeting up with.