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Mt Chocolate

Mt Chocolate
Mt Chocolate is located in Clifton, Invercargill, New Zealand. It is the home of Tracy and Mike Peters.

A family home and the Redworks art studio is being built on the site and will be surrounded by native bush and wetland.

Conservation Project
Mt Chocolate is the name of a nature conservation project on 1 Ha (2.5 Acres) of former farmland. This is being planted as a Miro swamp forest and will eventually be protected in perpetuity.


Farewell Wharariki HealthPost Nature Trust

The Trust works in the far north-west of the South Island - on Puponga Farm Park and Farewell Spit.

Activities funded by the Trust are:

  • protecting seabirds from threats and increasing their numbers
  • restore key habitats through planting and protection
  • control priority introduced pest mammals at specific sites
  • enhance habitat for native flora and fauna for which the project area is important
  • explore opportunities for reintroduction of rare/threatened species as restoration proceeds

Waima to Laingholm Pest Free

Our group is working towards making Waima to Laingholm pest free. Our initial efforts have been focused on possum control, with the intention to use this as a base to expand to control of other pests. The control area encompasses approximately 800 Hectares, with a 50/50 split between Public and Private land owners. With the Manukau Harbour to the south, the boundary (shown in yellow) runs from the edge of Symonds Bay on the west, along Exhibition Drive to the north, then back down Huia Road to Muddy Creek on the east.

Cashmere Stream Care Group

The Cashmere Stream Care Group was initiated in 2006 as part of Environment Canterbury’s Living Streams Programme. Our Committee has a broad range of experience, knowledge and expertise ranging from aquatic ecology to historical knowledge of the stream and its catchment. We meet regularly, and anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and help with stream restoration and monitoring.

Drayton Reserve Volunteers

The Drayton Reserve Volunteers, a group of about 120 locals, started in April 2016 with the aim of working with the Council to return the Drayton Reserve to its original forest and other vegetative cover, for conservation, passive recreation and educational purposes, especially for the local community. This will include accelerating native plantings, improving the streambed and water quality, reducing soil erosion, increasing the populations of native birds, lizards, fish and insects, controlling litter and animal and plant pests and improving tracks and facilities.

Forest and Bird- Waitaki Branch

The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.

Little Bay Watch

To bring back bird song into Little Bay and re-connect land people and well being through a predator free future

Activities: Weed control pest control

Parties involved: Land owners, iwi, Good Nature and Predator Free NZ


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