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The 'Herald Island Environmental Group' is a subcommittee of the Herald Island Residents and Ratepayers Association Incorporated.
We aim to motivate all Herald Islanders to restore, enhance and protect the island's unique natural environment; so that its local native plants, birds and wildlife flourish and the community enjoys a place of well-being.
We post events on our website and our members can sign up, chat about the event and post photos afterwards.
The theme of the group is sociable volunteering. As well as volunteering, events usually also include having some food, drink and plenty of time for mingling with each other and members of the groups that we are meeting up with.
North Shore branch is one of 49 branches of Forest & Bird in NZ. Apart from branch meetings and advocacy, our main project is the Tuff Crater Restoration Project.
Moehau Environment Group is a volunteer organization which has achieved 11 years of coordinated intensive predator control, with habitat restoration projects covering over 13,000 hectares, primarily on private land.
This has allowed for the recovery of many endangered species in the Northern Coromandel including dramatic turnarounds for kiwi, fern birds, Bittern, Kaka and Spotless crake. Our hard work has allowed for the successful reintroduction of the North Island Robin and Pateke (Brown Teal), with both species now successfully breeding in the area.
The Mataia Restoration Project began in earnest in 2005 when the owners of the land decided to retire 400ha of the 1300ha property from farming. (In the early 1990's, a 25ha block was covenanted under the QEII scheme and separately fenced.)
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.
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.
The shared aim is to preserve, enhance, and promote the historic and natural values of the Karamea Estuary and surrounds. This local community group (KEEP), Karamea Area School students and the Department of Conservation are creating a walkway around the Karamea Estuary. The emphasis is on raising community awareness of the ecological and historic values of the estuary by encouraging community members and school students to participate in conservation activities around the estuary such as planting, weed control, learning about the estuary and surrounds and developing a walkway.
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.