Friends of Onoke Spit

About us

​Friends of Onoke Spit was set up 10 years ago to protect and enhance the existing flora and fauna that exists on this pristine and remote coastal environment. There are significantly endangered plant species such as pingao, poa and pimelia and nesting colonies of Banded Dotterels and Caspian Terns. Native bees, notoreas moths, skinks and katipo spider also live here.



    • Ongoing predator and weed control using both volunteers and contractors.
    • Continue to plant and establish larger native species at the western end of Onoke Spit.
    • Ongoing education of visitors about correct vehicle use on Onoke Spit using fencing and signage.