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Zealandia (Karori Sanctuary Trust)

Our ultimate restoration goal is to create a self-sustaining ecosystem representative of the pre-human state that existed in New Zealand approximately 1000 years ago.
We use the term ‘representative’ because there are limitations to full restoration, such as species that have since become extinct and exotic species that cannot be controlled or excluded. The context in which we are working has also irreversibly changed. What was once part of a vast unbroken ecosystem is now essentially a 225ha island surrounded by suburbs and scrubland.

Bell’s track working group

To reinstate the forest that was in this area prior to the arrival of humans to Aotearoa. It was a broadleaf emerging podocarp forest with Totara and Tawa.
We aim to bring back the birdsong to the bush and have 17.5 hectares of land to work on.
Volunteers adopt a spot have not great knowledge of the type of trees to plant but with guidance from myself are keen.
We do need more publicity to recruit volunteers and  would like someone to do pest control.
Funding to put notice board up at start of track.

Guthrie Smith Trust

Herbert Guthrie-Smith was a remarkable New Zealander. Born in Scotland in 1861 he immigrated to NZ in 1880, and in 1882 commenced developing a 20,000 hectare property at Tutira in Hawke's Bay. During his lifetime he experienced the highs and lows of pastoral farming, and in the process observed and meticulously recorded every feature of his land and how it changed as a result of his farming activities. He became a committed conservationist.

Manawa Karioi Society

The Manawa Karioi Restoration Project is on land that is part of Tapu Te Ranga Marae, established by Bruce Stewart in 1974.

Bruce’s vision for the Marae included a “bush and bird reserve” and the adjoining Home of Compassion made the Project land available to the Marae so that it could become such a reserve.

Prebbleton Nature Park

A Native Plant resoration area in a 2.6 hetare old gravel pit.
The plants, as far as we know, are native to this area. There are over 7,000 plants made of from about 100 species.
As the plants are becoming established bird numbers are increasing and we are encouraging other wild life.


Wildland Consultants Wellington office

Friendly ecological consultants with knowledge and experience of terrestrial and aquatic restoration and weed and pest management in a range of habitats. Extensive ecological knowledge within the wider Wellington, Wairarapa,, and Bay of Plenty area. Competative rates for "Friends of" and restoration groups and opportunites for Pro Bono work (e.g. free advice).



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