Our community-led conservation projects cover a wide range of topics from planting, pest control, weed management, track building and maintenance, water care and more. We work with sponsors, councils, and like minded people to protect and restore this valuable area.
Image: Aaron Skelton - Fairy Terns at Waipu
In this area is the Bream Tail Coastal Headland, an area of vegetation comprises mostly coastal forest and shrubland and has close affinities with Hen Island (Taranga) vegetation. Many of these vegetation types are important because Bream Tail is the only place in the Waipu Ecological District that they occur.
Image: Aaron Skelton - Northern Rata Flower
The PBL steering group now coordinates funding and resources for over 30 trapping and weed action groups (WAPB). About one third of the budget is allocated to WAPB, one third to professional trapping in the difficult terrain, and one third to trapping resources, workshops and events.
Image: David Skilton -Wetapunga
Anticipation was running high at the annual awards dinner held recently by Piroa Brynderwyns Landcare.
In early May 2022 a sizable team from the Royal New Zealand Air Force arrived in Mangawhai to join the volunteers of Piroa-Brynderwyns Landcare for a week's work progressing important conservation efforts that benefit the local community. Read more..
From 2013 to 2015 North Island Brown Kiwi were translocated to Marunui Conservation just to the north of Mangawhai in the Piroa-Brynderwyn ranges.
The importance of raising awareness & involving young people in conservation focused activities in our area is crucial. Their enthusiasm and passion for the natural world is encouraging.
On Sunday 12th June, the first steps were taken to bring a disused local nursery back to life. Through a collaboration between Waipu Waters and Weed Action Piroa Brynderwyns, 25 supporters came together in response to a call for help to clear the weeds, repair the wind cloths and start restoring the old nursery on Dave Brown’s Cove Road Tahamonana Farm.
It was a morning all about water for the 30 lifestyle block owners, farmers and community group members who shook off the rain to attend the Waipu River Catchment Native Freshwater Fish Field Day on Thursday 28 April at Waionehu Stream, McLeans Road, Waipu.
The Piroa-Brynderwyns High Value Area Biodiversity Values & Opportunities for Ecological Restoration report 2021 is now available.
The last Dunes Clean Up was on April 9th but we will have a follow up session shortly.
Weed Action is looking for volunteers to help along with a DOC ranger Kallan Mehrtens, to tackle some pest tree lupin on the Mangawhai Spit.
Any questions call Ron Haynes 022 072 0627.
Winter workshop training and bringing in interested trappers. Fill in the form and we will contact you once dates are arranged. here
We are looking at 2 dates. Fill in the form and we will contact you once dates are arranged here
Health & Safety training for volunteers - we are looking at running a workshop of all our volunteers to help them with their H&S needs while out working. Fill in the form and we will contact you once dates are arranged. here
Piroa-Brynderwyn Landcare is a collective of more than a 30 community-led conservation groups that are working together to restore biodiversity in the Brynderwyn ranges. The conservation projects cover the 23,000ha area encircling the Piroa-Brynderwyns ranges down to Waipu, Bream Tail and Mangawhai all of which are identified as having high conservation values. Northland brown Kiwi are breeding successfully in the hills having been translocated during 2013-15, and other rare birds, such as the Fairy Tern, make this area their home.
Local businesses are right behind PBL and their support is greatly appreciated. Our thanks to everyone from the Waipu Menzshed who make the trap boxes to Northpine who supply the timber, to other businesses and donors who have provided locations for weed disposal bins, venues and catering for workshops, and donations for bait stations and trapping lines.
Contributing to the successful conservation outcomes in Piroa-Brynderwyns are the valued partnerships with landowners, with iwi and with government agencies such the Department of Conservation (DoC) and Northland Regional Council. The value of these in-kind contributions is greatly appreciated as being far more than a monetary one. Over the past year PBL has been particularly welcoming of new initiatives including the purchase of Langs View Estate by Bruce and Janine Copeland and DoC’s contribution to Langs Beach Reserve.
A huge shout out to the sponsors who have made our work possible over the past year including: ITM Waipu, Northpine, Menzshed Waipu, Hammer Hardware Waipu, Durham Farms.
If you would like to join our band of supporters please e-mail [email protected]
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