Get involved with conservation groups who are working with the Department of Conservation (DOC) to protect New Zealand's natural and cultural heritage. You can also volunteer for a DOC project.
The Ahipara Community Coastcare Group has worked with community, iwi and government organisations to establish Tuturiwhatu Pukenui Punanga (NZ Dotterel Sanctuary) which protects an area of coastline at Ninety Mile Beach.
Find out about Aroha Island and how you can get involved in the continued restoration and conservation management of the island.
Bay of Islands Maritime Park Inc is an umbrella organisation concerned with improving the health of the marine environment of the Bay of Islands.
The Bay of Islands Walkways Trust is constructing an off-road walking track from Okiato to Russell. You can get involved in the on-going maintenance of the tracks and boardwalks.
The Bream Bay Coastal Care Trust works on a variety of conservation projects in the Bream Bay area. Volunteers can help with weeding, planting, working bees and more.
Find out about the aims of the Bream Head Conservation Trust and how you can get involved.
Far North Whale Rescue is a voluntary group that provides a first response to whale strandings in the Far North.
This is a small group of local volunteers and supporters, determined to win the war on weeds at the iconic reserve between Coopers Beach and Mangonui.
Activities of Friends of Rarawa Beach include regular stoat trapping to protect endangered NZ dotterels, growing and planting native plants, and getting local schools involved.
Friends of Taumarumaru work towards preserving the historic features of Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve and improving the quality of the bush and access for visitors.
Find out more about the Guardians of the Bay of Islands and how you can become involved in conservation activities on the islands.
Herekino Landcare Group focusses on the eradication of Kahili ginger in the northern catchment of the Herekino Harbour.
Kaitaia 4WD club are aiming to improve the image of recreational four wheel drivers by joining forces with DOC, the local community and iwi to protect valuable midden sites along the west coast south of Ninety Mile beach.
Learn about the Basin Weedbusters community group, which is fighting the invasion of unsightly and invasive weeds in the Basin Reserve in the heart of Kerikeri.
The work of Mahinepua Radar Hill Landcare Group (MRHLG) includes pest control, monitoring native birds and forest health, and kiwi advocacy.
The MTSCT (formerly Ngā Maunga ki te Moana Conservation Trust) was formed in 2002 as an umbrella organisation for the Experiencing Marine Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) programmes.
The Trust formed in 2008 to help the New Zealand fairy tern/tara-iti survive and prosper in their habitats of NZ.
The Pukenui Forest Trust is an independent community group dedicated to caring for and enhancing the biodiversity values of Pukenui Forest and the Western Hills near Whangarei City.
'Oho Mai Puketi - Awaken Puketi' is a restoration project that involves long-term pest and weed control.
Russell Landcare Trust is a group of independent practical volunteers carrying out bush restoration and pest control on the Russell Peninsula.
The group constructs and maintains access ways to the beach, and is planting spinifex and pingao.
Learn about the important kaupapa of the Te Ruapekapeka Trust to protect and preserve Ruapekapeka Pa and Battlefield.
The Bushland Trust is active in the clearing, creating filtration zones and re-vegetating with native trees around the Sweetwater Lakes located approximately 20 km north west of Kaitaia in the Far North.
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