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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.
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.
CUE Haven is a project to restore a 59 acre former dairy farm to create a sustainable forest ecosystem by restoring connectivity between the forest remnants and rehabilitating wetlands. Benefits include enhancing biodiversity and wildlife values, and providing headwater protection of the stream tributary that discharges into the Kaipara harbour.
North Shore branch is one of 49 branches of Forest & Bird in NZ. Apart from branch meetings and advocacy, our main project is the Tuff Crater Restoration Project.
Moehau Environment Group is a volunteer organization which has achieved 11 years of coordinated intensive predator control, with habitat restoration projects covering over 13,000 hectares, primarily on private land.
This has allowed for the recovery of many endangered species in the Northern Coromandel including dramatic turnarounds for kiwi, fern birds, Bittern, Kaka and Spotless crake. Our hard work has allowed for the successful reintroduction of the North Island Robin and Pateke (Brown Teal), with both species now successfully breeding in the area.
The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group was formed in October 2011. It is a rural community-led initiative and was the original brainchild of two Pirinoa Farmers.
The group's vision and goals are:
- To improve water quality and biodiversity through wetland restoration projects.
- To raise the level of awareness in the community of positive environmental management and its benefits.
- To improve farming practices through support and education.
- To promote restorative projects around Lake Onoke.