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Onoke Spit lies at the foot of Lake Onoke where the Ruamahanga river enters the ocean at the head of Palliser Bay. It is the southernmost part of Wairarapa Moana.
Friends of Onoke Spit have 3 aims:
The primary goal is to restore the peninsula to a more complete, healthy, living ecosystem, but also to reconnect local people with the natural environment, reintroduce lost flora and boost populations of locally rare or threatened species.
Nga Uruora – Kapiti Project Charitable Trust is a community based conservation project with a big work program and an even bigger vision. Set up in 1997 to reverse the drastic decline of coastal forest, we are aiming to create a continuous ribbon of bird-safe native forest running from Mackays Crossing to Pukerua Bay.
Mainland Island Restoration Operation (MIRO) is a group of volunteers who work in partnership with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to restore the forest and lakes ecosystem of the East Harbour Regional Park (EHRP). Central to this is the elimination of animal pests - possums, rats and stoats – within a Mainland Island of 300 hectare within the Northern Forest.
Queen Elizabeth Park (638ha) is a public regional park for which the Friends of QEP have a very clear vision: "Our vision is Queen Elizabeth Park as a sand country landscape with natural, historic and cultural features that all can enjoy".
An informal group dedicated to restoring native plant vegetation and dunes at Petone Beach, Wellington Harbour.
Vision: To restore the natural vegetation of Eastbourne’s beaches
1.To protect & enhance existing natural vegetation.
2.To eradicate weed species.
3.To revegetate with suitable native plants.