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A tui sits on a harakeke (flax) bush, its head covered in pollen from drinking nectar
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Harakeke (flax) is a great source of food for nectar-loving birds like the tūī. Credit: Craig McKenzie.

North Island

Forest & Bird's Waikato branch covers the area from Port Waikato and Huntly in the north, west to Raglan and Kawhia, east to the Kaimai Ranges and south to Otorohonga.

The area is a mosaic of landscapes, including west coast beaches, hilly countryside with pockets of remnant forest and regenerating reserves, volcanoes, crops, pasture, rivers and wetlands. Currently, the Waikato branch has over 600 members.

Branch Activities

  • Annual native plant sale
  • Pest and weed control
  • Track maintenance in Walter Scott and Morgan Reserves
  • Monthly Sunday walk to an area of interest
  • Family camps at Easter and Labour Weekend to interesting natural areas
  • Evening guest speaker every second month
  • Monthly branch committee meetings
  • Advocacy on environmental and conservation issues
  • Funding for environmental projects or students’ research through the Valder Grants

Get involved

Your participation is more than welcome.

You can help out with pest and weed control, clearing tracks on reserves, joining tramps and overnight trips, planting native trees, raising funds for endangered species and much more.

Check out our newsletters (Below) for specific information and get involved!

When people join Forest and Bird they are added to their local branch mailing list and will receive a welcome and introductory letter and branch newsletters, informing them of branch activities.

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.