A string of native bush reserves lie along the northern edge of the Manukau Foreshore. There are areas of precious remnant native coastal forest which require protection. The forests act as habitats for wildlife.
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Protecting and enhancing Coromandel brown kiwi populations on the Thames Coast over 2,500 hectares of private and public conservation lands. This is the most Southern area for active kiwi protection on the western coast of the Coromandel.
35 volunteer trappers check 360 DOC200 and 250 traps 16 - 18 times a year.
A Co-ordinator (Malcolm Macfarlane) liaises with trappers, TCKC members, DOC and the public.
Moehau Environment Group is a volunteer organization which has achieved 11 years of coordinated intensive predator control, with habitat restoration projects covering over 13,000 hectares, primarily on private land.
This has allowed for the recovery of many endangered species in the Northern Coromandel including dramatic turnarounds for kiwi, fern birds, Bittern, Kaka and Spotless crake. Our hard work has allowed for the successful reintroduction of the North Island Robin and Pateke (Brown Teal), with both species now successfully breeding in the area.
We primarily aim to reduce invasive weeds and pests and increase native biodiversity and improve stream quality on suburban private property in the catchment. We also have an interest in more environmentally friendly storm water management and suburban infill, reserve management, protection of noble trees whether native or exotic, urban design that encourages walking and cycling, and increasing the production of food in the catchment.
The Mataia Restoration Project began in earnest in 2005 when the owners of the land decided to retire 400ha of the 1300ha property from farming. (In the early 1990's, a 25ha block was covenanted under the QEII scheme and separately fenced.)
VISION: To create a unique sanctuary which is abundant with native flora and fauna.
MISSION: Restore natural processes/species through holistic guardianship. Use minimal poisons, whilst striving to gain maximum benefits.
Central to Te Kauae O Maui Nature Reserve are the following core values:
Deliver on our commitments.
Be accountable for our actions and our impact on the environment.
Treat all people, animals and plants with respect and dignity.
Use quality equipment that will endure.