About us

Our Branch encompasses a very diverse area from an environmental, ecological, geological and geographical perspective, extending from Dannevirke to Fielding, Palmerston North and beyond.

Bordered on two sides by the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, our region contains the headwaters of the Manawatu river, as well as much of the river course and flood plain, and includes the unique Manawatu Gorge.

The Branch has roughly 500 members working together to help enhance or restore the environment.

Evening presentations

Manawatu branch holds public talks on conservation and natural heritage on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (February to December), in the Palmerston North City Library (Sound and Vision Zone), entry on George Street, at 7:30 pm. 

Next Meeting

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Exploring Coastal Fiordland from Preservation Inlet to Doubtful Sound, presented by Vince Neall, Emeritus Professor in Earth Science

Please see "What's Hot" for details.

Get involved

Forest & Bird Manawatu is an active branch, with members involved in a range of projects and associated working parties.

To keep up to date with our activities, please sign up for email updates.

Please see the Events link under "What's Hot" for information on current events.

Manawatu branch in the news

Looming white-out for fish (August 2016)

Tiny creatures (Discovering the miniature world of invertebrates) (June 2016)

Plenty poses forest pest plague (April 2016)

Getting on board with Forest & Bird (date unknown)

Family activities

For information on the Manawatu Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) have a look at our newsletter, or phone Sarah on 021 082 70819. 

And please check out details on our current KCC events.