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Kōkako. Credit: Tara Swan

North Island

Our branch is lucky to be situated beside the wonderful Waitākere Ranges in West Auckland.

Branch Meetings

We have evening talks on the third Thursday of each month from February until November.

Events programme

We welcome volunteers with a range of skills or hobbies.

Whether you're interested in walking, lobbying, enjoying our forest and birds, or writing emails to members, we have an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

The more members and volunteers we have the more we can accomplish.  

KCC in Waitākere

Our Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) is a great way to get kids outside to enjoy local nature-based trips. KCC members receive a welcome pack on joining and receive the fun and educational Wild Things Magazine four times a year, as well as monthly email newsletters packed with activity ideas.

Committee members

Annalily van den Broeke Chairperson and communications secretary
Chris Bindon Tai Haruru and outreach
Michael Coote Motu Manawa and Harbourview
John Stanniland Matuku Reserve
John Sumich Ark in the Park and Te Henga
Dirk Reinhold Finances
Liz Anstey Communications and web editor
Robert Woolf Committee member
Dave Allen Committee member

Tai Haruru Lodge, Piha

Taiharuru Lodge, Auckland

Photo by J. Geux

Ta Haruru, meaning “the sound of the waves”, is a fitting name for our lodge in Piha, which sits only a few minutes' walk to Piha beach. 

The lodge has two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with three single beds) and a daybed in the lounge, sleeping up to 5 people. An open fireplace makes a wonderful end to a day’s walking in the winds of a wild west winter. The lodge is wheelchair accessible. Additional details and booking information here

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