The Friends of Maara Roa (Inc.) (Friends of the Long Garden)
Vision: to restore the catchment of Cannons Creek in Belmont Regional Park and open it up for quiet recreation and enjoyment.
Tawa-Kohekohe remnant – only one left on the northern slopes of the Belmont Hills – included in 40 ha of Conservation Covenants in this valley; present restoration area approx.80 ha. was gorse dominant and frequently burned. Now natural regeneration dominates; plus 15 years of planting and pest control (56 bait stations, 75,000 trees grown and planted).