Major Issues

Additionally we have worked hard to raise awareness to protect Maketu Spit as a nesting area for New Zealand dotterel. A local group has since been set up to focus on looking after the birds and restoring wetlands in the Maketu area.

Another major project is the revegetation of the site at Rotoehu Forest Village where we transformed a bare patch of land. By planting native trees, weeding and spraying noxious plants and nuturing the growing forest it is now a thriving and attractive spot on the road into Rotoehu.