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Project Kiwi Trust - Project Kiwi Kuaotunu

The primary objective of Project Kiwi Trust (PKT) is to enhance and protect the kiwi population and continue to restore the ecosystem on the Kuaotunu Peninsula or in such other areas in New Zealand, as the trustees may think fit.

Activities: Kiwi monitoring, operation nest egg, pest and predator management, advocacy, education

Parties involved: Landowners, local business people, conservationists, corporate sponsors.

Friends of Whatipu

Friends of Whatipu (FOW) is a group of about 75 people who have knowledge of and links with the Whatipu area and have resolved to act as guardians of the area, helping to preserve its special character, and where possible assist the Auckland Council.

Whatipu wetlands, beach and dunes is a 'scientific reserve". The landscape is one of the most outstanding natural areas of the Auckland region.

Matarangi Reserve

A project to establish a walking track was commenced on this reserve in 2009 and on completion the focus turned to removing predators in order to protect and nurture the endangered fernbird as well as encourage the re-population of this forest remnant which had been mined, felled and farmed till the 1950s.

With the assistance and support of DOC and WRC trapping lines have become established, thousands of wilding pines have been removed, and by 2016 over 4500 native trees have been planted to kickstart forest cover and provide a food source for returning native birds.

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