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Southland Ecological Restoration Network

Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland. Our website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.

Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust checks a network of predator traps in the southern part of the Abel Tasman National Park twice a month. We have opportunities for those looking for a low impact outing through to those looking for a challenge. We are also involved in several habitat restoration projects. Please get in contact to find out more details about the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust and our volunteer opportunities.

Wairaurahiri Jet

Johan and Joyce of Wairaurahiri Jet (Wjet) a small jet boat company undertaking stoat and rat trapping down the Wairaurahiri River, Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track and 30 km's of the South Coast Track. The traps are mainly sponsored by our clients who pay an added fee on top of their Jet boat adventure. The maintance and checking is carried out on Lake Hauroko and the Wairaurahiri by boat as we do trips, The track traps mostly by ourselves with help from Hump Track staff, volunteers and friends.

Piako Catchment Forum

Piako Catchment Forum is a community led group in the heart of Matamata Piako and Hauraki Plains. The Forum is focused on the restoration of the Piako Catchment and its local communities. We are interested in developing and maintaining open communitcation, networking and education which supports the restoration and health of our whole catchment and communities.


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