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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.

Walks and Talks

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.

Tai Haruru Lodge, Piha

Taiharuru Lodge, Auckland

Photo by J. Geux of Tai Haruru Lodge

Tai 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 is has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and diner and two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with three single beds) plus a daybed in the lounge, sleeping up to 6 people in total. Hire it with the adjacent Flat and add another 4 beds. Turn up the heat with a wood fire in the lounge to mark a wonderful end to a day’s walking in the winds of a wild west winter, or go for instant heat with the heat pump. The lodge is wheelchair accessible. Book with Jean and Peter King: (09) 812 8064. Additional details and booking information here

    Committee members

    Annalily van den Broeke Chairperson and communications secretary
    Chris Bindon Tai Haruru and outreach
    Raewyn Michael Harbourview/Orangihina Project
    John Staniland Matuku Reserve
    John Sumich Ark in the Park and Habitat Te Henga
    Liz Anstey Communications
    Robert Woolf External Affairs
    Dave Allen Health & Safety and Kaipara branch connection


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