WAI Wānaka's projects are connecting the many individuals, community groups, iwi, landowners and businesses undertaking positive work towards enhancing water quality, ecosystem function and reversing biodiversity loss within the Upper Clutha.
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The Smiths Bush & Akoranga Reserve Restoration Group is working to protect the Northcote part of Smiths Bush and to restore Akoranga Reserve in Northcote.
A separate group looks after the section of Smiths Bush in Takapuna.
Project Tongariro's mission is; Inspiring New Zealanders and international visitors to connect physically, emotionally and spiritually with Tongariro National Park and its surrounds. We aim to harness and connect like-minded people, work together to improve our place, create opportunities for others and share our knowledge and experience in conservation.
We're a community group formed in 2014 in response to the rapidly increasing presence of environmental weeds in our community. We live in an area of ecological significance and beauty and are working to keep it that way. Weeds know no boundaries, so we work with landowners, both private and governmental to maximise our impacts.
Based in Wanaka, we are a group that helps community teams to trap predators in the Upper Clutha urban and peri-urban areas, whether on public or private land. We also seek to educate and raise the profile of New Zealand's unique wildlife, amongst our locals and visitors to the area.
Private charitable trust located in Gisborne to restore 120Ha of retired farmland and remnant alluvial bush for the protection of endangered native animals and plants
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 to be surrounded by native bush and wetland.
Community group that is undertaking clearing invasive weeds from public reserves and eventually private property. Also involved in pest eradication in our region. We have a rapidly growing residential community and in the future want to involve as many existing and new residents as possible in working towards a pest free New Zealand.
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.