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Bushy Park Tarapuruhi is a lowland rainforest surrounded by a predator-proof fence.
It is home to a range of native species, including hihi, kōkako, kererū, robin, and tīeke (saddleback).
A project to clear exotic and invasive pest plants, abandoned cars, and household rubbish from a neglected reserve with artificial bog [created during the construction of the Wilton sub-station] and transform it into one that resembles a natural forest
Getting there: The 13 hectare reserve is located 8km east of Rata, on Putorino Road off SH1, near Marton.
Walking tracks: There are no established tracks but access stiles can be found close to the old pioneer cemetery (also worth seeing.) Because of the steep and slippery terrain it is recommended that walkers are accompanied by a guide.
Karaka Cove was the first local reserve to have a pest control plan put into action, with Auckland Council supplying all the traps.
Walking tracks: None
Getting there: The reserve is not publically accessible.
Our goal is to restore diversity and take the gully back to pre-1840 flora and fauna
This reserve is temporarily closed pending replacement of the access bridge which was destroyed by recent flooding. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The reserve is situated at the end of Waite Rd, approximately 7km north-west of Pirongia in the Waikato.
Kererū, tūī, bellbird, North Island fantail, grey warbler and silvereye.
Rats, stoats and possums destroy our native wildlife. Help to remove pests from the 3100 ha Hibiscus Coast, so native species can flourish.
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Walking tracks: The reserve has one circular track that takes an hour to complete.
The New Zealand Fairy Tern – which has teetered on the brink of extinction since the 1970s – is struggling
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