An information centre and forum for Kapiti Conservation groups
The objectives are to
~ provide a registry of the 20+ groups in the area – currently work in progress
~ give updates on conservation issues
~ signal details of special events coming up
~ include longer articles on the groups and conservation developments on the Kapiti Coast.
If you have any information or articles to go up on the site, send them to Roger Childs email@example.com
Conservation Group Registry
Waitohu Streamcare Group: North Otaki Beach
Contact: Frances Tull 063646586
The group was set up some 14 years ago by local residents of Moana Street. Members are residents of the local beach area who have been concerned about the stream and surrounding beach /dunes. The group was also the main body involved in all the planting on Mr Wooton’s Wetland area that overlooks the back of Moana Street.
Since the group’s inauguration it has been acknowledged for its work from both Wellington Regional Council and KCDC. Individuals have also won awards and the group has been recognised by national wetland and restoration organisations.
The group meets every Monday morning from 9-11pm
On average we have 15 people. These folk are local residents and recently we have had the help of two KCDC employers. We also welcome young people from all walks of life who have an interest in weeding and planting locally grown natives for our area.
Depending on the time of year we can be involved in lots of activities
- weeding in the nursery,
- planting or digging out large lupin.
It ranges from heavy to light work and we follow up with morning tea and a general chat.
No previous knowledge is necessary just an interest in your community and surrounding local beach area.
Rangiuru by the Sea – Dune Restoration Group: South Otaki Beach.
Contact: Bronya Clare (coordinator), 5 Kapiti Lane, ph 06 3645636, firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are newly formed, September 2012, and we look after the gravel/sand dune area between Rangiuru Street and The Avenue, South Otaki Beach.
- We are responsible for keeping the Taupata clumps free of Cape ivy, karo and haupara which we do manually as these can’t be sprayed.
- We have also removed a macrocapa clump and the two remaining stumps have been carved by local carvers. Our first planting was in July 2013 around this area.
- I organise working bees as needed for a Saturday after our weekly ‘Swap and Share’ get together.
Friends of Wharemauku Stream: Paraparaumu
Contact: Lyall Perris, 9042546, email@example.com
Currently working at the Wetland site off Rimu Road: access via the pathway opposite Pak’nSave petrol station or from the west end of Ihakara Street.
Regular meeting 1.30pm, 3rd Sunday each month for
- general area maintenance.
Next session delayed one week to 27th April
Friends of the Tikotu Stream: Paraparaumu Beach
Contact: Diane Ammundsen – Diane.firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 9024736
We are restoring the health of the Tikotu Stream which runs from the hills in Valley Road to Paraparaumu Beach.
We are currently working in the Eatwell Reserve by the Oakley Court Pensioner Flats off Eatwell Avenue.
We are also planting up the reserve with native shrubs and trees and have been doing so for the past five years. Progress is very pleasing.
We meet at 10am on the second Saturday of every month for
- planting ( in June)
We welcome those who would like to give an hour or so to help.
The Friends of Greendale Reserve: Camelot
- Viola and Phil Palmer email@example.com ph 06 364 6666
- Ian Corder firstname.lastname@example.org ph 04 905 0388
We are an informal group of volunteers who plant etc at the reserve. It can be accessed from Greendale Drive or King Arthur Drive.
We work on Tuesday mornings from 9am to noon, including morning tea time.
We welcome new volunteers.
Nga Uruora Kapiti Project (NUKP): Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay
Contact: Contact Peter Kentish, email@example.com or call him 04 298 1255 or 021 027 70520.
NUKP (Incorporated) is a community based, eco-restoration project.
NUKP was set up in 1997 to reverse the drastic decline of coastal Kāpiti forest following colonisation. NUKP currently manages eighty five hectares of the coastal escarpment from Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki under a licence from QE II National Trust.
Regular meeting times:
- Our regular working bee is held on Tuesday mornings.
- A nursery based working bee at Pukerua Bay school on the first Sunday of the month from 10-12.
- trapping stoats
- building tracks
- collecting seeds
- raising plants in our nurseries or planting them
- clearing weeds.
We have our own website http://kapitibush.org.nz/