Evening presentations

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

Our next Meeting - Tuesday 9th February, 2016

February - June 2016 Programme will be published at the end of January, 2016

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Te Apiti-Manawatu Gorge 2016 Hosted Walks

Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge Walks again

February and March, 2016

Manawatu Forest and Bird is, once again, offering hosted walks in the Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge. These popular walks are being offered once a fortnight through February and March finishing with the Manawatu Walking Festival on the 19th/20th March.

Each walk will have two hosts from Forest and Bird, who will enlighten your gorge experience with fascinating geological, botanical, ornithological and even entomological titbits along the 10 km. walk - plus some fascinating history of the area. You will be able to enjoy the panoramic vistas while eating your lunch, and visit the delightful cafe at the end of your walk.

Come and discover a landmark of awe-inspiring legend, geographical magnificence, and cultural wealth.

Dates:             7th February, 21st  February, 6th March, 2016


Meet:              i-Site, The Square, Palmerston North 

Time:              8.00 a.m. to depart at 8.15 a.m.

                        (unless informed the day before e.g. if cancelled due to poor weather).

                        Return at Palmerston North i-Site is around 4.30 p.m.

Please Note: The transport will leave promptly at 8.15 a.m


Cost of transport:   These walks are open to adults and children over 10 years of age.

                                   Adult: $18.00 

                                   Child (10 -16 years): $9.00 

                                   (Additional fees may apply)

Tickets:           Bookings through the Palmerston North City i-Site are essential and must be booked by 4.30 p.m. Friday prior to the walk.


 Phone:           0800 MANAWATU (0800 6262 9288)


Information: You need to have moderate fitness with good walking shoes, as the first half is a steady uphill climb.

Don't forget your raincoat, water, lunch, camera and some money for that coffee at the end.



Family activities

See the latest activities for Manawatu Kiwi Conservation Club, or phone Sarah 021-082-70819