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Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre

About us Since its conception as the Mount Bruce reserve, the area today known as Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has long been involved in captive breeding programmes for native species. Today our main focus is on re-establishing populations of native birds across...

Friends of O’Connor’s Bush

Friends of O’Connor’s Bush

About us ​O’Connor’s Bush at Greytown Soldiers' Memorial Park is a few hectares in size and is a fairly unique surviving area of Wairarapa lowland forest. The Bush has some majestic tōtara, miro, kōwhai, kānuka, tarata, tītoki and even a kahikatea or two. The story of...

Enviroschools – Wairarapa

Enviroschools – Wairarapa

About us ​Enviroschools is an environmental action-based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and country. Enviroschools Wairarapa: Work with schools and early childhood centres Run...

Rewa Bush Biodiversity Monitoring Group

Rewa Bush Biodiversity Monitoring Group

About us ​The Rewa Bush Biodiversity Monitoring Group is a collaboration between Sustainable Wairarapa Inc. (SWI) and Friends of Rewa Bush. Rewa Bush Conservation Area is a rarely-visited 1200ha area of indigenous forest in the Eastern Wairarapa hill country that...

South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group

South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group

About us ​The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group was formed in 2011. It is a community-led initiative, originally launched by two Pirinoa Farmers with the aim of empowering our community to enhance the biodiversity of the South Wairarapa. Projects Ōkorewa Lagoon...

Pae Tū Mōkai o Tauira

Pae Tū Mōkai o Tauira

About us ​Toitu te marae a Tangaroa, Toitu te marae a Tane, Toitu te iwi. Heal the lake, heal the people - when the domain of Tangaroa & Tane are healthy, so are we. Pae tū Mōkai o Tauira is an Incorporated Society, established to give Featherston a māori voice on...

Ruamahanga Restoration Trust

Ruamahanga Restoration Trust

About us ​Supporting schools and rural communities within the Ruamahanga catchment by providing resources and activity programs that inspire students to protect and restore their biodiverse ecosystems for future generations. Our goal is to develop educational hands-on...

Upper Waipoua Kaitiaki Group

Upper Waipoua Kaitiaki Group

About us ​Our group was established in 2018 with the vision "our community will work together to enhance our environment, our community and our economic stability." We are a small but enthusiastic group of farmers, small block owners and other interested parties. We...

Friends of Onoke Spit

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...

Aorangi Restoration Trust

Aorangi Restoration Trust

About us ​By 2045, the Aorangi Restoration Trust aims to have restored the Aorangi Forest and its surrounds to the state where: the indigenous forest, coastal, and marine ecosystems are healthy, its streams, rivers, and wetlands are clean and abundantly inhabited,...

Lansdowne Residents Association

Lansdowne Residents Association

About us Formed January 2018 to source funding to undertake restoration along the Lansdowne Trails. We planted over 10,000 natives with support from Masterton District Council and residents from Eketahuna to South Wairarapa. Our fruit corridor is 3 years old and is...

Holdsworth Restoration Trust

Holdsworth Restoration Trust

Project Project Kaka at Donnelly Flat was established in 2010 with a group of volunteers working with DOC to set up a trapping network around Donnelly Flat to catch rats, mice, possums and mustelids, with the aim to increase native birdlife in the area. The project...

Wairarapa Moana Wetland Project

Wairarapa Moana Wetland Project

Project The Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project is a collaboration between Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Department of Conservation, South Wairarapa District Council, Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, and Rangitāne o Wairarapa. Since 2008, the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands...

Ahiaruhe Eco Area Catchment Group

Ahiaruhe Eco Area Catchment Group

Project The Ahiaruhe Eco Area Catchment Group has been formed to help engage all landowners in developing and maintaining a long-term vision of land, water and environment care for current and future generations. This will include a living action plan for...

Mangatarere Restoration Society

Mangatarere Restoration Society

Project description The Mangatarere Restoration Society (MRS) was established in 2012 as a stream care group working to enhance the water quality of the Mangatarere Stream. The group is made up of community members, farmers, industry and iwi.ContactEsther...