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Friends of Mana Island (FOMI)

Mana Island is a scientific reserve located offshore from Porirua, New Zealand, and is an exciting example of a major restoration and conservation project. The island is now predator-free. 

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI) was set up in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the island. Our volunteers work on flora and fauna projects approved by DOC. 

The primary focus on the island since 1987 has been restoring the vegetation to a pre-1800 state with 500,000 trees and shrubs planted to date. 

Island Bay Coast Care

The Island Bay Coast Care group was set up in 2003 by a group of passionate and dedicated local residents who have been working together with the wider community to restore native plants to a small and degraded, but important dune remnant at Island Bay beach. The dune is noted on a national dune register for its Pingao. The Island Bay dune system used to extend right back to Severn St before development and roading reduced it to the small remnant it is today.

Te Whau and Southern Waitemata Restoration Forum

An informal representative group of local active community groups, Department of Conservation, Auckland Council, Forest and Bird, interested businesses, New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Motorway Alliance.
The aim of this group is to coordinate the animal and plant pest control activities of our various sections to help improve the coastal fringe, salt marsh and inter-tidal habitat for native species.

Pourewa Restoration Group

The Pourewa Restoration Group was set up by a small group of locals to restore an important area of bush in the heart of Auckland city.

We have a vision of the Pourewa valley being an oasis of native bush in the heart of an ever expanding Auckland City. A place where the community can walk through, be surrounded by native bush and feel a world away from the stresses of city living.

If this land is not cared for it will be replaced by the infiltrating surburbia which is gradually seeping into the few areas of 'free' land that still exist.

Motutapu Restoration Trust

30 mins by ferry from downtown Auckland, Motutapu Island is one of the jewels in the Inner Hauraki Gulf. Farmed since the 1860's most of the original vegetation was stripped for pasture leaving only remnant pockets of  native species along the coastline and in deep valleys. The island's geological origins are Jurassic being approximately 165 million years old and it is joined by causeway to Rangitoto a mere 600 year old volcano consisting of lava fields.

West Coast Penguin Trust

The West Coast Penguin Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2006 by local residents concerned at the decline in blue penguin populations. Its aim is to conserve the West Coast blue penguins, Fiordland crested penguins, Westland petrels and other threatened seabirds, and their habitat.
The Trust studies the threats to the survival of penguins and seabirds and implements practical solutions, including habitat restoration, information for all registered dog owners, roadside fencing and nesting projects.

Cape Sanctuary

Cape Sanctuary is a wildlife restoration project established in 2006 by landowners of the Cape Kidnappers peninsula, Hawke's Bay.

The landowners share a vision extending beyond 50 years to restore the coastal communities of land and sea birds, reptiles and invertebrates that would once have existed on the Cape Kidnappers peninsula. The project aims to achieve nationally significant species conservation gains within a highly modified farming and multi-use landscape including forestry, tourism and recreation.

Waikanae Estuary Care Group Inc

Our project commenced in 2004 through the efforts of a group of locals in 2004, who noticed that the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve had become an exotic weed wasteland, and they wanted to restore it as much as possible to its natural state.

The estuary consists an area of approximately 75 hectares – 65 ha on the south side of the Waikanae River which is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and 10 ha on the northern side, managed by Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC). The group works very closely with DOC, KCDC, and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Wildland Consultants Wellington office

Friendly ecological consultants with knowledge and experience of terrestrial and aquatic restoration and weed and pest management in a range of habitats. Extensive ecological knowledge within the wider Wellington, Wairarapa,, and Bay of Plenty area. Competative rates for "Friends of" and restoration groups and opportunites for Pro Bono work (e.g. free advice).



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