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.
Support our Branch by purchasing 2016 Calendars & Diaries for your friends and family for Christmas. All funds go direct to Hibiscus Coast Branch conservation activities:
Join Our Committee
Do you have an enthusiasm for helping nature flourish on the Hibiscus Coast?
We're looking for new committee members to help us 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'll get to meet new friends and have fun at the same time!
If you're interested, please email Anne Graham.
Trips for Kiwi Kids
Our Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC), the junior branch of Forest and Bird, arranged 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, and more.
So bring your kids and grandkids into the outdoors with us!
Contact our KCC coordinator, Samantha on 09 4262073
Pest Free Peninsula
We're working to get rid of predators on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula 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!
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. You might enjoy attending our regular working bees, participating in bird and reptile surveys, promoting our branch at market days, building trapping boxes, and/or helping with their distribution and monitoring. And if you want to join us in creating the vision and steering the ship, our committee will welcome you with open arms!
Local Reserves & Projects
Our main bush restoration projects as part of the North West Wildlink are the Raroa, Matakatia, Eaves Bush, Karaka Cove, Pacific Parade, and Crocodile Island Reserves, and dotterel protection at Stillwater Spit. find out more