We are a group of volunteers getting together to care for and maintain the Wairaki Stream catchment area including Lynfield Reserve, Wairaki Stream Reserve and its tributaries. We are a friendly group who would like to preserve and enhance our fabulous stream and forest areas and encourage our community to get together and share this journey.
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We are two retired neighbours in properties that back onto the reserve working with others to:
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.
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!
- Protect and restore the natural values of the Estuary
- Create education and research opportunities
- Speak on behalf of and involve the community in restoration projects
We are a new community group formed with the vision of restoring our native birds to the Eastern Bays of Auckland. By removing pests and creating bird friendly habitat, we aim to create an urban sanctuary alive with bellbirds, kaka, and kakariki.
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.
Waihora Ellesmere Trust (WET) is a community organisation dedicated to the improvement of the health and biodiversity of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere and its catchment.
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.