We are a growing group of Makara residents who work to improve the water quality, habitat value and visual amenity of Makara Beach, the Makara Estuary and the tributary streams of the Makara and Ohariu valleys. Our activities focus on riparian planting, fencing of waterways, trapping of pests, and holding work parties and community events. We are always keen for more volunteers to please get in touch if you are interested!
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Launched in 2015, Cape to City's vision is to transform the landscapes of our region so that 'Native species thrive where we live, work and play'.
Cape to City is located in Te Matau a Māui/Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. We're one of the first projects in the country to scale up biodiversity restoration and predator control.
The area comprises pastoral land, exotic forestry, shrubland, indigenous forest remnants, and streams and adjacent wetlands. Several threatened species are in the area including, North Island Brown Kiwi, Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon) and Kauri Snail. The location is of great historical significance having been the centre of significant events in Maori and Early European history. The aims of the Trust are: Education about and awareness of ecosystems and landscapes Preservation of ecosystems and historic landscapes Planting and protection of trees and other flora Facilitating an environment
Commercial Jet Boat operator, Matukituki River, MANP. Trap lines in West Wanaka and Bent Burn area over the years, these have now been taken over by others. General eyes and ears in the Matukituki Valley.
“Working towards the ecological restoration of Golden Bay”
Establishment of protected area for native birds
Activities: Planting and pest control
Parties involved: Local landowners and residents
The Motuora Restoration Society (Inc) is an entirely voluntary group set up to undertake the restoration of the forest and to assist with reestablishing native birds and insects on this island in the Hauraki Gulf. We are recognised by the Department of Conservation as the lead community agency for this task, and since 2003 the Motuora Restoration Society has taken responsibility for the island’s day-to-day management and registered as a charity with the Charities Commission since 2007 (CC10250)
Whakaupoko Landcare is about enhancing the natural environment on primarily privately owned land in our area.
This is primarily with pest control and revegetation initiatives. Also we have more recently become involved in walkway initiatives
NZ GIS In Conservation (GiC) is a registered charitable organisation set up to foster and support the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by volunteer conservation groups throughout New Zealand.
The purposes of GiC are to: