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Summit Road Society Incorporated

The Summit Road Society was formed in 1948 to further Harry Ell's vision to protect Christchurch's Port Hills and to provide access for the public by the Summit Road and a network of walking tracks. The Society has provided volunteers since it was formed to work on tracks and reserves. It also owns 150ha of regenerating bush above Governors Bay in Lyttelton Harbour (Ohinetahi Reserve), and a further 150ha of remnant and regenerating bush, native tussock grassland and the prominent volcanic cone of Gibraltar Rock at the southern end of the Port Hills (Omahu Bush).

Project Twin Streams

Project Twin Streams is a large-scale environmental restoration project working to improve water quality in Waitakere streams by revegetating 56 kms of streambanks with native trees and shrubs, and purchasing properties within the flood plain for removal. This stabilises the banks from erosion, creates a cool, shaded environment for ecology to thrive and filters toxins entering the streams.

Through its unique approach, Project Twin Streams engages local residents in the project through partnering with local community organisations to deliver the planting program.

Living Bayview

Working to restore Bayview's bush remnants to sustainable, healthy, living ecosystems and connect local people with our natural spaces.

Bayview Living Neighbourhood Native Bush Restoration is a project of the Bayview Placemaking Project in partnership with Gecko Trust NZ.

• Create weed and pest free local environments to increase biodiversity
• Engage local community with our natural spaces through regular working bees, walks and community events

Weed Free Lynn and Leigh Reserve by 2020

Mt Victoria Bush Regeneration Group

We are a group of local Mt Victorians who look after a patch of regenerating bush on the northern slope of Mt Victoria. We meet once a month for plant care, and during winter plant natives.

Last Sunday of every month at 10am meet at the map on Moeller meadow off Moeller-Palliser Road entrance to Mt Vic town belt. Let us know if you are coming

A highlight in the last year was getting some steps in the slippery slope by the gum tree and these have planted up well with our great wet summer of 2017. A much more user friendly place. 

Mahakirau Forest Estate Society Incorporated

Mahakirau Forest Estate comprises almost 600 hectares of native forest divided into 24 private properties. Each site is covenanted with the QEII National Trust who have described Mahakirau as “outstanding for its ecology and wildlife value with brown kiwi, kaka, Coromandel striped gecko, Hochstetter’s and Archey’s frogs all present”. The Mahakirau Forest Estate Society Incorporated is a mutually supportive community committed to the conservation within this unique forest environment. This truly is 'Heritage Land'.

Steiner School SN

The Rudolf Steiner School's (Titirangi) Trust are the custodians for the Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School and Kindergarten, some 36 Hectares of very high value regenerating bush in a key Strategic biodiversity site in Laingholm. Our Aim: to eradicate noxious weeds from properties in the group and the Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School, in order to protect the surrounding regenerating bush.
The school began clearing weeds from the school grounds early 2011.

Native Forest Restoration Trust

The Native Forest Restoration Trust is one of New Zealand's leading non-government organisations involved in native habitat protection and restoration.

Since its founding in 1980, the Trust has acquired land to promote the regeneration of forests, protect important species and restore their habitats and to improve the quality of our waterways. It now owns 29 reserves throughout New Zealand equating to over 6,500ha of protected conservation land.

South Titirangi Neighbourhood Network


We are a network of several streets on the South Titirangi Peninsula who are working together to create a weed- and pest-free peninsula by 2022.



We hold monthly working bees on the last Saturday of each month, working in public reserves, such as Titirangi Beach Reserve, the Tinopai track, and Tamariki Reserve.

We remove pest plants such as wattle, ginger, asparagus fern and blue morning glory. We then plant natives to restore biodiversity.

Miropiko Reserve Caregroup

A small community group which meets monthly on the last Sunday of the month 10am - 12.

The reserve is one of few remaining pa sites in Hamilton with original structures.
Miropiko Kindergarten and local Forest and Bird members also help with maintenance.

The Reserve includes a gully area which is being cleared of Tradescantia and gradually replanted. There is potential to establish a fernery.

Sunday 26th April 2015: 5 people. Weeded entrance area. Cleared riverside area of privet, cut a huge grapevine, and treated stumps.

EcoGecko Consultants

We are New Zealand's lizard and frog experts dedicated to the research, conservation and AEEs of frogs and reptiles in New Zealand. We undertake:
lizard & frog surveys
- lizard & frog monitoring programmes
- lizard & frog AEE's / EIAs
- lizard & frog mitigation planning & activities
- conservation & scientific research
- translocations & follow-up population studies


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