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Farewell Wharariki HealthPost Nature Trust

The Trust works in the far north-west of the South Island - on Puponga Farm Park and Farewell Spit.

Activities funded by the Trust are:

  • protecting seabirds from threats and increasing their numbers
  • restore key habitats through planting and protection
  • control priority introduced pest mammals at specific sites
  • enhance habitat for native flora and fauna for which the project area is important
  • explore opportunities for reintroduction of rare/threatened species as restoration proceeds

Waima to Laingholm Pest Free

Our group is working towards making Waima to Laingholm pest free. Our initial efforts have been focused on possum control, with the intention to use this as a base to expand to control of other pests. The control area encompasses approximately 800 Hectares, with a 50/50 split between Public and Private land owners. With the Manukau Harbour to the south, the boundary (shown in yellow) runs from the edge of Symonds Bay on the west, along Exhibition Drive to the north, then back down Huia Road to Muddy Creek on the east.

Whenuapai Restoration Group

Community group that is undertaking clearing invasive weeds from public reserves and eventually private property. Also involved in pest eradication in our region. We have a rapidly growing residential community and in the future want to involve as many existing and new residents as possible in working towards a pest free New Zealand.


We are a group of Makara locals who work to improve the environmental health of Makara Beach, Makara Estuary, Makara Stream and Ohariu Stream. Our core activities are riparian planting, fencing of waterways, trapping of pests, holding planting work parties and hosting an annual community field day.  We are always keen for more volunteers so please get in touch if you are interested!

Pest free Piha

Project of Protect Piha Heritage - we are developing a strategic plan to volunteer groups in each of Piha's roads to support their predator eradication and native restoration work.

Castlepoint Ratepayers and Residents Assn and Te Hika a Pāpāuma

Manaakitia a Papatūānuku mai i a Rangiwhakaoma  [Castlepoint Scenic Reserve]- ko Wairarapa

Helping Mother Earth restore Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Wairarapa

Te Hika a Pāpāuma  [Whakataki Marae] and Castlepoint Ratepayers and Residents Association is a community partnership assisted by the Department of Conservation and formed to help the Earth Mother restore the Ecology of Castlepoint Scenic Reserve.

Forest and Bird- Waitaki Branch

The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.


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