Mahakirau Forest Estate comprises almost 600 hectares of native forest divided into 24 private properties. Each site is covenanted with the QEII National Trust who have described Mahakirau as “outstanding for its ecology and wildlife value with brown kiwi, kaka, Coromandel striped gecko, Hochstetter’s and Archey’s frogs all present”. The Mahakirau Forest Estate Society Incorporated is a mutually supportive community committed to the conservation within this unique forest environment. This truly is 'Heritage Land'.
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Rivers, streams and lakes
Sustainable Coastlines is a young, multi-award winning New Zealand charity run by a small team of hard-working staff and a network of passionate volunteers and interns. We love our coasts and we work with our sleeves rolled up to keep them beautiful. We coordinate and support large-scale coastal clean-up events, educational programs, public awareness campaigns and riparian planting projects. We also help groups run their own events. Through these efforts we motivate volunteers and communities around Aotearoa and the Pacific to look after the coastlines we all love.
A group of neighbours concerned with weed removal and restoration of out part of the Waimoko Stream, including native planting around the stream area, preserving and looking after our amazing eels and reducing/controlling flooding.
Members of BOIMP, EBOIPS, Russell LCT and private landowners.
Remove privet and re-establish native bush on the edge of the reserve and wetland stream area.
Conservation of natural resources, education, involvement of community in conservation projects.
Restoration of wetlands and stream.
Protection of all native species by on-going predator and weed control.
Owens Green group has been doing stream restoration work and invasive weed control. Our areas of focus are the Owens Green reserve / horse riding club / kindergarten and the bush properties between the reserve and Laingholm Drive.
The Whangawehi Community (represented by Tangata Whenua, landowners, District and Regional Council) share a desire to maintain or improve the different cultural, ecological, recreational & economical values of the Whangawehi Catchment. Central to this aim is the need to address water quality issues & the loss of habitat for important freshwater & estuarine species.