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Omori Kuratau Pest Management Group

The Omori–Kuratau Pest Management group (OKPMG) is a registered charitable entity of 15 permanent resident volunteers in Omori and Kuratau who carry out a planned and regular programme of trapping and controlled poison activities to prevent the predation of local birdlife from stoats, feral cats, weasels, ferrets, rats, hedgehogs and possums).

Kaharoa Kokako Trust

The Kaharoa Kokako Trust is a community group dedicated to protecting the kokako that live in the Kaharoa Conservation Area, near Rotorua.

By reducing the number of possums and rats in the forest, the Trust has enabled kokako numbers to grow.

As a result of the Trust's voluntary activities, Kaharoa is now home to one of the largest and most significant kokako populations in New Zealand.

 

Project Twin Streams Henderson Creek

Project Twin Streams is a large-scale environmental restoration project. it is working to improve water quality in Waitakere streams by revegetating 56 kms of streambanks with native trees and shrubs, and purchasing properties within the flood plain for removal. This stabilises the banks from erosion, creates a cool, shaded environment for ecology to thrive and filters toxins entering the streams.

Through its unique approach, Project Twin Streams engages local residents in the project through partnering with local community organisations to deliver the planting program.

Brooklyn Trail Builders

Group of volunteers building mountain biking and walking tracks, and planting trees, in the Polhill Reserve, George Denton Park and Te Kopahou Reserve, south of Wellington's Brooklyn, Aro Valley and Highbury suburbs. Goal of improving access and ecological value of these areas. Affiliated to the Wellington Mountainbike Club and working alongside the Wellington City Council.

 

Gecko Trust

Gecko supports 22 neighbourhoods through the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Programme in West Auckland. It is currently setting up four new Living Neighbourhoods in NW Auckland. We work in partnership with communities to remove weeds, plant trees and encourage bush regeneration. Neighbourhoods collectively decide what they want to achieve - with goals that are not only environmental but also with benefits to the community. Gecko also runs plant and weed ID workshops.

 

Friends of the Whau Inc.

Friends of the Whau (pronounced ‘foe’), FOW, is a community based ecological restoration organisation formed in Auckland in January 2000 to raise community awareness about issues affecting the Whau River catchment, and to mobilise community energy and support to improve the natural environment. FOW works in conjunction with The Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT). FOW currently has a supporter’s membership of over 200 individuals and organisations, with the number increasing.

 

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