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South Auckland

Olive Davis
North Island
Olive Davis Open Day February 2018


The South Auckland Branch is one of 50 national branches working on a variety of conservation activities including re-forestation, lobbying, bird monitoring and 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 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.

We have an active Kiwi Conservation Club with exciting activities that introduce children to nature and teach them to value native plants and animals

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Trees For Survival logo

Trees For Survival are on the lookout for private landowners in the South Auckland area who might like to have school children plant out on their land. TFS supply schools with 1,000 seedlings which the students raise. The landowner does any fencing and prepares the site which the students plant in a day. The landowner also provides a sausage sizzle in return.  For more information please contact Kate de Groot at Trees For Survival at

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 upkeep and attention. Read more.

The Southeast Wildlink

At the end of 2017 the Southeast Wildlink initiative started with the aim to increase native biodiversity between Totara Park and Clevedon Scenic Reserve in South Auckland.

Please click on the link to find out more: Southeast Wildlink

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 (09 276 3092)

To find out more: South Auckland Branch Projects


Branch Public Meetings

We have a public meeting every month with fantastic speakers.  Our meetings start at 7.30pm and are held in Howick and Manurewa alternately.  The last meeting is in November.  We start our public meetings from February and it's a work in progress!

Manurewa venue: 5 Mount Lebanon Crescent, The Gardens

Howick venue: All Saints' Anglican Church, 17 Selwyn Road

South Auckland Branch Speakers for May June 2024


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We also have a fantastic Kiwi Conservation Club! 


We're looking for volunteers to lead our Club in South Auckland:  

Find out more about being a KCO here and get in touch:  

Get involved

We welcome all volunteers. In fact volunteers are the life blood of our organisation.

We currently have small administration vacancies that involve organising trips and promoting events. If you are interested please email our branch:

To get involved in conservation projects in our area, you can assist South Auckland Forest and Bird in many ways.

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.