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Thanks to an active intervention program, at Whangarei Heads we really do have kiwi in our backyard.

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Local landcare projects

If you’re interested in helping out, contact information is provided below. You can also just email us at

Backyard Kiwi – Whangarei Heads and beyond
Kiwi recovery -Trapping, kiwi releases, kiwi monitoring, connecting community with kiwi recovery
Contact: Todd Hamilton – M 021 1145 385

Weed Action
A peninsula wide initiative to see weed control happening from the smallest backyard to the whole of Manaia.
Contact: Kelly Maxwell– PH 021 0233 2005

Papakarahi Landcare Group
Predator and possum control, nursery producing native plants for Whangarei Heads
Contact: Jeanette King – PH 09 4364 027

Manaia Landcare: Mt Manaia reserve and neighbouring land
Predator and pest control
Contact: Martin Hunt: PH 09 4340 553

Mt Aubrey Landcare Mt Aubrey reserve and neighbouring land
Predator and pest control
Contact: Martin Hunt PH 09 4340 553

Taurikura Ridge
Predator and pest control over forest and farmland
Contact: Martin Hunt: PH 09 4340 553

Bream Head Trust
Ecological restoration Bream Head Reserve
Contact: Ben Barr – M 021 911 839

Darch Point Landcare
Weed control, revegetation
Contact: Trish Mortimer – PH 09 434 0601

Craig Road Landcare
Predator and possum control
Contact: Catherine McNamara – M 021 169 6809

Lamb Road Landcare: Parua bay
Predator control
Contact: Shaun Robinson – M 027 6934 130

Taiharuru Catchment Care Group – Taiharuru estuary.
Ecological restoration, nursery, predator and possumn control.
Contact: Ros Cole-Baker – PH 09 436 1959

Taiharuru Conservation Area – Taiharuru/Kauri Mountain
Wetland restoration and forest revegetation, nursery, predator and possum control
Contact: Grant Faber – PH 09 436 2662

Many more individuals and groups of neighbours are working to care for their land out at Whangarei Heads, from possum eradication around Reotahi to weed control at Ocean Beach and kiwi listening down Ody Road. We are very lucky to have so many active and committed people in the area. If you have a project underway, we are interested in hearing from you.