New Zealand is crazy beautiful. There aren't many places in the world where you can view a beach and a volcano while on the motorway to work! I don't ever want to take New Zealand for granted, and I definitely don't want the generations below me to miss out on being able to go 10 minutes down the road and finding a magical bush wonderland or a glistening, SAFE, beach.
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A community group led by locals who care about their harbour, its streams and wetlands, and the plants and animals that make these habitats their home. The group has a vision of connecting their harbour to its streams, wetlands and people, through restoring native biodiversity and creating access for walkers, cyclists and picnicers alike.
We look after 4 pairs of New Zealand dotterel that beed at Point England. We also have hundreds of roosting South Island Pied Oystercatchers and other shorebirds.
Kiwibank & Predator Free NZ Trust are supporting Kuaotunu Village to reduce the number of rats, stoats and possums in four residential neighbourhoods.
Managed locally by Kuaotunu Environmental Action Inc.
Activities: Pest control
Parties involved: Local residents
Preserve protect, maintain and retore the wetland, domain and back dune system.
Activities: Weed control and pest control
Parties involved: Landowners, ratepayers and residents, Department of Conservation
Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland. Our website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.
Our goals are to:
- Provide a network for information exchange on sustainable management of coastal environments
- Facilitate research on New Zealand coastal environments
- Promote public awareness of proven methods for protection, restoration, conservation and sustainable management of coastal environments
To achieve these goals we:
Project aim: Partially restore native vegetation cover to enhance native biodiversity and enable the natural process to take over.
Activities: weed control and planting
Needles Eye is a small reserve on Birkenhead Point, Auckland. The small bay north-west of the point was known to locals from the early 20th century as Willow Bay. Needles Eye is an old pah site recorded as an archaeological site in the Auckland Unitary Plan. Needles Eye and Willow Bay are on the west side of Little Shoal Bay and adjacent to the old site of Clement Wragge's Waiata Tropical Gardens and Residence with various species of palm trees. The site is subject to wind erosion. A wide range of weed species are distributed over the reserve and adjacent land.