Pukenui Forest Charitable Trust Inc
The Pukenui Forest Trust was established in 2008 as an independent community group dedicated to caring for and enhancing the biodiversity values of Pukenui Forest and the Western Hills.
The Trust works across private land, Whangarei District Council, and public conservation land in an area of approximately 2,000 hectares.
The Trust aims to:
- Restore and maintain the ecological environment of the area as it existed in former times and in ways that will help people to enjoy its richness and diversity.
- Preserve archaeological and historical sites within the area.
- Enhance the recreational and educational potential of the area in ways that are compatible with its conservation values.
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About Pukenui Forest and Western Hills
Pukenui Forest and Western Hills are situated on Whangarei City's backyard immediately west of the City and adjoining State Highway 1. It is a dominant landscape feature of the City.
The area is rich in biodiversity and cultural and historical values. The Western Hills are also popular for their recreational opportunities such as tramping and picnicking. The site contains Whangarei City's main water supply catchment at Whau Valley.
You can help
You can help the Pukenui Forest Trust by joining them as a volunteer, sponsoring or providing donations, taking part in conservation activities in the forest, or just telling others about the Trust.
Visit the Pukenui Forest Charitable Trust website to find out more about the Trust and who to contact.
Postal address: PO Box 4028, Kamo, Whangarei 0141
Phone: +64 9 4351240 (Margaret Pohe - Secretary / Trustee)