What We Are Doing

The area has a significant number of conservationist and landowners working together on coordinated large scale pest management work.

Northland Regional Council, Weed Action, Waipu Kiwi, Kiwi Coast and the iwi are providing significant technical and material support to landowners and volunteers helping the cause.

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 by Aaron Skelton - Red Knots at Waipu

The goals of the Piroa-Brynderwyns Landcare group:

  • Goal 1:  Create a sustainable organisation.  A priority for PBL in the short term is to secure long-term funding and undertake the formation of a Trust to create a legal entity and enable strategic partnerships to be formed to help secure financial support and allow the work of PBL to continue.
  • Goal 2:  Kiwi numbers grow Pest animal control is an essential part of conservation work in the HVA. Sustaining and growing the existing trapping network is key. Kiwi remain an iconic species for PBL, and there has also been a multiplier effect with a future focus on healthy, connected ecosystems that support a suite of threatened native flora and fauna and are resilient to climate change.
  • Goal 3:  Pest plant control Invasive weed management is growing guided by a strategic approach to target key landowners and high risk sites to raise awareness of issues and engage action.
  • Goal 4:  Healthy ecosystems Future biodiversity restoration objectives include developing the concept of integrated management at landscape scale, reconnecting ecosystems from uplands to the sea, and also potentially from east coast to west coast within the HVA.
  • Goal 5:  Healthy waters A significant opportunity is to identify and restore key freshwater ecosystem catchments in the HVA, creating corridors that protect and interconnect biodiversity across the landscape and upholding Te Mana o te Wai, the integrated and holistic wellbeing of a freshwater body. 

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