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Pourewa Restoration Project


Every Wednesday from 10am till noon a keen group of Forest and Bird Central Auckland Branch members are busy bringing biodiversity back to the city by setting traps, clearing away weeds and replanting natives in a project that aims to protect and enhance one of the last remant forests in the central city.


The objective at Pourewa is to create a wildlife sanctuary for the protection of coastal forest plants, birds and insects.   

To volunteer any day of the week or to join our predator control team please contact

Reviving New Zealand Native Butterflies to Central Auckland

Red admiral butterfly

Forest and Bird Central Auckland Branch invites you to support Rob Jones (a fellow member and dedicated butterfly enthusiast) to establish pockets of natural habitat for the purpose of providing Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies with a place to nest and flourish within the city. 

Native Nettles are the main food plant for larvae of the New Zealand Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies or Kahukura, Bassaris gonerilla. Rob has gained permission from Auckland City Council to plant nettles in Balmoral Heights Park and Meadowbank, and is also helping people with creating nettle habitats in their own gardens. He has also established a butterfly house at Eden Gardens.

If you would like to register an interest in this project and get more information about it please email Rob at



Ark in the Park

The Ark in the Park began in 2002 and has grown to protect over 2500ha in the Waitakere Ranges. In 2010 the Waitakere's first kōkako chicks in 80 years fledged at the Ark in the Park, and they are now breeding successfully. Their volunteer network is very exciting to be a part of. 


To volunteer email:

For more information visit


Motu Manawa Restoration Group - Joint Project


The Central Auckland and Waitakere branches of Forest and Bird have officially banded together to form the Forest and Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group (FBMMRG) as a joint venture conservation project.
FBMMRG is exclusively focused on managing conservation issues in the Waterview Inlet of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

To become involved with FBMMRG please contact:

Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.