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Oranui

We are a membership-based organisation with a 26 acre property adjacent to an 80 hectare space belonging to Babich winery. Thirteen of those acres are native bush. We are wanting to protect and restore the area and seeking resources and support to do so. The paremuka stream runs through our property and the stream is badly polluted with neighbouring stormwater run-off from local housing developments.

Grandview Community Garden Trust

Grandview Community Garden is a community garden where people from many different cultures work alongside each other, growing their own fresh produce and learning new skills. New members, visitors and volunteers are welcome. In in 2013 we began restoring an area of neglected waste land with a focus on Nga Rongoa. The aim is to provide inspiration to members of the community including the local refugee/migrant community, Western Community Centre and schools.

Gerontius Reserve

New group. Aims: to encourage the care and inmprovement in our neighbourhood of this half hectare reserve. Encourage our children to get out into nature, learn about it and care for the area. Kahikatea, northern rata, rewarewa, kohekohe, puriri, banded kokopu, morepork/ruru, fantail, kereru, tui, silver eyes, grey warbler, kingfisher.  Current activities: bush walks, collect rubbish, weed control, rat control. Specialist skills: weed control experience, Growsafe qualifications, plant identification skills.

Friends of Puketoki

Friends of Puketoki  are a group of local volunteers with the vision of maintaining a pest free environment in this virgin lowland Podocarp reserve under the auspices of the WBOP District Council and with assistance of the BOP Regional Council and Wild About NZ. It is the home of the endangered Toutouwai, the N I Robin, and is much used by the public with 20 and 50 minute well maintained tracks.

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