From the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, south to Redvale, west to Waitoki, and north to Puhoi, the Hibiscus Coast Branch includes an exciting diversity of habitats: including suburbs, beaches, estuaries, farmland, lifestyle blocks, small remnants of the original forest and some regenerating bush reserves.
Everyone involved in our Branch is a volunteer, including committee, trappers and supporters.
To find out what we have been up to this year click here
And to keep up with what is currently happening in our area click on the links below:
Pest Free Peninsula
We are currently working to get rid of predators on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and hopefully then into the wider area. To protect local birds and stop pests destroying the plants they feed on. It's an ambitious goal but is more achievable than you might think!
For more information why not visit our current Exhibition at the Estuary Arts Centre, Orewa: Fight for Flight
You can also find out more and get involved in the Pest Free Peninsula project by clicking on our logo below:
Subscribe to our Pest Free Peninsula Newsletter to keep you really in touch!
To measure our success we need 200+ people in our area to take part in the Annual Garden Bird Survey
Trips for Kiwi Kids
Our Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC), the junior branch of Forest and Bird, bring young conservationalists exciting outings throughout the year. Recently to Goat Island Marine Reserve, a kiwi listening walk at Tawharanui, a guided bush walk at Wenderholm, a dotterel experience at Waiwera, introduction to recycling and more.
Introduce your children or grandchildren into the outdoors with us - it's their future!
Contact our KCC coordinator, Samantha on 09 4262073
Local Reserves & Projects
We work on many bush restoration projects as part of the North West Wildlink including Raroa, Matakatia, Eaves Bush, Karaka Cove, Pacific Parade, Crocodile Island Reserves, and dotterel protection at Stillwater Spit.
Each Reserve is a key part of the North West Wildlink, providing a safe habitat and food source for birds transitioning from Tiritiri Matangi along the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
Why not click here to find out more about our reserves or get involved - you can 'give nature a voice'
We'd love you to join us! No matter what your age, background or skills do get in touch. You will find new friends, an outlet for your expertise, gain new skills, and be a part of helping the Hibiscus Coast to flourish.
There are many different activities you can choose to be a part of on a casual or regular basis. Check out our events below.
Would you like to be a part of our Branch or Committee?
Do you have an enthusiasm for helping nature flourish on the Hibiscus Coast or have an expertise that would really make a difference?
We encourage everyone to help us. You may like to welcome new members, run stalls at local events, sell pest eradication equipment, monitor trap lines and bait stations in local reserves, fundraise for branch activities, record branch history, take part in bird surveys, help organise groups to rid our reserves of weeds and contribute to preserving our local environment.
You will work with like minded people, build strong friendships and have fun at the same time!
If you're interested, please email Anne Graham.