Kia ora koutou

Planting season has begun!  Over 1300 native plants have already been planted in reserves around Greenhithe, with more being planted each week.  Planting native plants helps improve the biodiversity, benefitting our native wildlife, and mitigate against the impacts of climate change.  Join one of our regular volunteer groups this winter to join in with the planting fun!  By the end of the planting season nearly 4000 native plants would have been planted around our reserves in Greenhithe.

A special thanks to Michelle & Grant Beach from Barfoot & Thompson Greenhithe who have been keeping our volunteers well fed by sponsoring a sausage sizzle at our planting events.

During May we also undertook some monitoring – putting out chewcards to see what pest animals are around, and we also undertook some 5 minute bird counts in a number of reserves.  Monitoring is important as it helps to show us how the work we are doing is influencing native wildlife (we hope to see increased numbers and species of native birds across our reserves), and how our pest animal control methods are tracking (are rat/possum numbers low or high).

We’ve recently changed our email addresses.  You can now contact Nicola on and Louis on