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Bell’s track working group

To reinstate the forest that was in this area prior to the arrival of humans to Aotearoa. It was a broadleaf emerging podocarp forest with Totara and Tawa.
We aim to bring back the birdsong to the bush and have 17.5 hectares of land to work on.
Volunteers adopt a spot have not great knowledge of the type of trees to plant but with guidance from myself are keen.
We do need more publicity to recruit volunteers and  would like someone to do pest control.
Funding to put notice board up at start of track.

Guthrie Smith Trust

Herbert Guthrie-Smith was a remarkable New Zealander. Born in Scotland in 1861 he immigrated to NZ in 1880, and in 1882 commenced developing a 20,000 hectare property at Tutira in Hawke's Bay. During his lifetime he experienced the highs and lows of pastoral farming, and in the process observed and meticulously recorded every feature of his land and how it changed as a result of his farming activities. He became a committed conservationist.

Manawa Karioi Society

The Manawa Karioi Restoration Project is on land that is part of Tapu Te Ranga Marae, established by Bruce Stewart in 1974.

Bruce’s vision for the Marae included a “bush and bird reserve” and the adjoining Home of Compassion made the Project land available to the Marae so that it could become such a reserve.

Prebbleton Nature Park

A Native Plant resoration area in a 2.6 hetare old gravel pit.
The plants, as far as we know, are native to this area. There are over 7,000 plants made of from about 100 species.
As the plants are becoming established bird numbers are increasing and we are encouraging other wild life.


A Rocha Manawatu

A Rocha is the international christian conservation organization, now in 20 countries. we are the Manawatu group of A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand which has HQ in Hamilton. The Manawatu Group has a Propagation Unit in Longburn, Palmerston North and grows native trees from eco-sourced seed and plants them out in useful locations including the Pit Park, Palmerston North, and in a riparian area in the Pohangina Valley, which is intended to become a QEII reserve.

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).



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