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The Northern Pureora Kokako Recovery Project

The Northern Pureora is an area of high ecological value. The Mangatutu Valley contains a rare and pristine rimu/tawa forest inhabited by the nationally vulnerable North Island kokako as well as other threatened and vulnerable bird species e.g. kaka, kereru, karearea, long-tailed cuckoo and NI fernbird. We have healthy populations of the more common North Island robins, tomtit, bellbird, grey warbler, whitehead, fantail, shining cuckoo, tui and kereru.

Takatu Landcare Group

We are landowners or residents on the Takatu Peninsula. 

The Group's purpose is to preserve and conserve the natural environment in this region. In particular to support and extend the work achieved at the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary. There are several community groups operating under the umbrella Group, including at Baddleys/ Campells Bays, Christian/Waikauri Bays and Buckletons Bay. Our current priorities are stoat and weed control, and restoration of a significant wetland area.

Motuora Restoration Society

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

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


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