Kapiti-Mana

Next Meeting

New Zealand Lice and their hosts: Riccardo Palma, 26 November, 7:30 pm, Presbyterian Hall, Ngaio Road, Waikanae

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About Us

Kapiti Mana Branch covers an area west of the Tararua ranges from Porirua to Peka Peka,  including Paekakariki, home to Captain Val Sanderson, founder of the New Zealand Native Bird Protection Society which later became Forest & Bird.

Branch meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from March to November. All are welcome.

Local Projects

Our three major restoration projects are at Kaitawa Reserve,   the Waikanae river corridor and Greendale Reserve. Their  success can be seen by a large increase in bird activity in all three.

Other projects we support include the restoration of native bush at QEII Park, the development of Pharazyn Reserve, Pauatahanui Reserve, Mana Island restoration and development of ecological corridors linking Kapiti Island to the Tararua ranges.

Become a volunteer 

We welcome the involvement of people of all ages and backgrounds. This can be from as little as an hour each month delivering newsletters etc to fund raising efforts, or regular working bees on our active projects. For the younger ones we have a very active Kiwi Conservation Club with around 150 members. An interesting programme of outings is offered.

Voulunteering opportunities

Kapiti Mana Issues 

The major issues facing Kapiti-Mana are the loss of habitat due to rapid development of the Kapiti Coast, the protection of existing wetlands and remnant bush including the largest stands of Kohekohe trees in New Zealand, and the development of eco-corridors connecting Kapiti Island to the mountains.