Biodiversity programmes focused within the Makarora catchment
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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.
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.
Volunteers meet every Tuesday (North side of the Hunua Ranges) or every Wednesday (South side of the Hunua Ranges) to check traps and bait stations to help the increasing kokako population there as well as other endangered birds and frogs. The terrain is steep but its in beautiful bush so if you are fit and a keen tramper (or want to become one) this is a great way to explore and help wildlife at the same time. You will be paired with an existing experienced volunteer initially. We also meet on the second Saturday of the month
We are a new community group formed with the vision of restoring our native birds to the Eastern Bays of Auckland. By removing pests and creating bird friendly habitat, we aim to create an urban sanctuary alive with bellbirds, kaka, and kakariki.
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.
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
We are a community gardens in Oamaru-- a social and educational hub for sharing life skills across age, culture and gender. Our aim is to empower all members of our community with skills to grow and cook their own food.
Founded in January 2001, Friends of Flora (FoF) is a community group that believes our native fauna must be preserved for future generations, and it is our responsibility to make it happen here and now.
Formally established in 2008, Kuaotunu Environmental Action was set up in by Iwi representatives and landowners as part of an ongoing effort to eradicate stoats and manage predator control that began in the 1990s to save Kiwi and to support the Kuaotunu Kiwi Sanctuary, now known as Project Kiwi.
In 2017 KEA was given a real boost with support from Waikato Regional Council to upgrade, rehabilitate and extend the Predator Control Buffer Zone between Wharekaho and Kuaotunu. In August 2017 consent to trap is being completed for 1000ha.