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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island located in the North Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to giant weta.

With the erection of our fence complete and mammalian pests eradicated, our focus now turns to the following areas:

Community Action Wellington Meetup Group

This is a group based on the Meetup social networking website. We help out existing community groups in the greater wellington region with activities such as tree planting, beach cleaning and track cutting.

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.

Pupu Rangi Nature Sanctuary

Nestled on the slopes of the second highest peak in Northland, New Zealand, this nature sanctuary consists of 100 hectares of regenerating native forest. Views of the ocean, unexplored forest, and the song of native birds are just the first in the many experiences to be had.

While everyone discovers the world in their own personal way, here is what Pupu Rangi aims to be:

Friends of Ernle Clark Reserve

A Christcurch City Council reserve on the true right bank of the Opawaho Heathcote River that is supported by neighbors and others interested in maintaining 1990 and 2000 schools plantings, expanding the extent and diversity of the indigenous plants, admire the oak and ash woodland and work to raise the profile of the wetland turf, the original 80 to 40year old native trees planted by former landowners.


CUE Haven

CUE Haven is a project to restore a 59 acre former dairy farm to create a sustainable forest ecosystem by restoring connectivity between the forest remnants and rehabilitating wetlands. Benefits include enhancing biodiversity and wildlife values, and providing headwater protection of the stream tributary that discharges into the Kaipara harbour.

Aorangi Restoration Trust

We are a charitable conservation trust looking at protecting and restoring the Aorangi Range, surrounding land and coastline in the Southern Wairarapa to its former glory. This area consists of a 20K hectare recreational park, as well as another 20k hectares of surrounding land and coastline. Historically this environment was home to kiwis, whio, weka, northern rata and Little Blue Penguins to name a few.

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI)

Mana Island is a scientific reserve located offshore from Porirua, New Zealand, and is an exciting example of a major restoration and conservation project. The island is now predator-free. 

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI) was set up in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the island. Our volunteers work on flora and fauna projects approved by DOC. 

The primary focus on the island since 1987 has been restoring the vegetation to a pre-1800 state with 500,000 trees and shrubs planted to date. 

Centennial Park Bush Society

Centennial Park Bush Society is an incorporated society in Campbells Bay, North Shore, NZ. Our focus is on Centennial Park, a 70 Ha reserve in the heart of Campbells Bay. We work weekly on this reserve to control pest plants, plant native trees, control pest animals and maintain tracks. We are also focussed on the entire catchment via a project named the Campbells Bay Urban Sanctuary



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