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Pourewa Restoration Group

The Pourewa Restoration Group was set up by a small group of locals to restore an important area of bush in the heart of Auckland city.

We have a vision of the Pourewa valley being an oasis of native bush in the heart of an ever expanding Auckland City. A place where the community can walk through, be surrounded by native bush and feel a world away from the stresses of city living.

If this land is not cared for it will be replaced by the infiltrating surburbia which is gradually seeping into the few areas of 'free' land that still exist.

Te Kaainga Tawhai Forest

Te Kaainga Tawhai forest is a QEII full title covenant, privately owned. We are guardians of ecological health of the forest, undertake ongoing extensive pest control and make TKT accessible to groups, families & individuals who want to learn about the forest ecology, explore wilderness concepts or simply recharge in a beautiful place. We have people stay in our batch who in turn contribute to pest & weed control. TKT is also used as a training & facilitation venue. The forest is mixed beech, podocarp and rata forest with healthy bird life.


Green Belters

A newly established 15 member Johnsonville-based bush regeneration volunteer group called the Green Belters. Begun in October 2011, the group’s initial efforts have started bush regeneration at the gateway site at the top of Chartwell Drive on the southern end of Crofton Downs up near the electricity sub station. This aims to extend the native bush corridor northwards from Wilton Bush.
Green Belters are liaising with Forest and Bird Society Wellington Branch in relation to future regeneration in the valley below the road site.


Owhiwa Landcare

Our 2004 objective was to "have all of the bush on Mt Tiger in a healthy state". To that end we have removed over 8000 possums, 700 goats, hundreds of rats and some stoats, ferrets and feral cats.
We are a low key group of individual land owners and our properties have significant bush areas which include a wide variety of fungi, unique Northland snails and many species of visiting and resident native birds.


Silverstream Reserve

An Advisory Group comprising local community and Council members, responsible for developing a recently gazetted 52 ha public recreational reserve with a comprehensive management plan focused on restoration and recreational amenities. Two restoration projects, comprising some 9,000 native plants, have been/are almost completed on riparian margins under willow canopy. High success rate, but ongoing weed maintenance and finding volunteers is a major problem.

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust is a community-based native plant nursery that specialises in propagating plants of local origin for native habitat restoration in the Upper Clutha Basin. We are a  not-for-profit charitable organisation registered with the NZ Charities, #CC23553 and work with local community groups, schools, organisations & businesses in the effort to promote hands-on community land care.


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