South Auckland

About Us

The South Auckland Branch is one of 50 national branches that work on a variety of conservation activities, from re-forestation to lobbying, bird monitoring to weed-busting. 

We are the only independent, community-based voice for nature in our region and our members and supporters have responded to many threats to the local environment and in doing so have helped shape the attitude of our South Auckland community.  

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and always feature presentations on a diverse range of local and national topics.


The South Auckland Branch has an active Kiwi Conservation Club with exciting activities that introduce children to nature and teach them to value native plants and animals. More...


What We Do

The South Auckland branch is involved in forest restoration, pest busting, litter-picking and improving the region’s waterways. This branch also looks after its two reserves, Olive Davis & Ngaheretuku which require constant up keep and attention. More...

Branch Projects

South Auckland Branch manages 2 of the 38 New Zealand Forest and Bird reserves and sanctuaries.


The Olive Davis & Ngaheretuku Reserves are vestiges of the broadleaf podocarp forest that once covered Auckland and which  were milled for kauri, rimu and totara. 


They are currently being regenerated and we need green thumbs to help us with our regular planting sessions.


Contact Graham Falla (276 3092) or Lindsey Britton (292 9215)



Get Involved

We welcome all volunteers.  To get involved in conservation projects, you can assist South Auckland Forest and Bird in many ways including:


  • Attending our monthly meetings
  • Contributing to the branch newsletter
  • Participating in scheduled planting days
  • Supporting pest control and weed eradication projects
  • Making a donation to Forest & Bird’s South Auckland Branch
  • Helping with the RMA, submissions, applications and monitoring

To join our branch or find out how to get involved, contact Lee O Leary at or call the Committee Members listed in the latest Sentinel Newsletter.