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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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. 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
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 public meeting every month with fantastic speakers. Our meetings start at 7.30 and are held in Howick and Manurewa. The dates are:
- 9th July is our Mid Winter Christmas with a pot luck dinner and quiz night at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick
- 13th August at The Gardens Community Hall, 5 Lebanon Crescent, Manurewa
- 10th September Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick
- 8th October at The Gardens Community Hall, 5 Lebanon Crescent, Manurewa
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: SouthAuckland.Branch@forestandbird.org.nz
To get involved in conservation projects in our area, you can assist South Auckland Forest and Bird in many ways.