Join forces and join the fight – It is incredible what even one person can achieve, and a small group is unstoppable! Join an existing Weed Action group or start one up with your neighbours.
Reotahi Weed Action
Reotahi Weed Action was formed in the summer of 2019 and have been meeting regularly to deal to weeds around the Whangarei District Council owned reserve. We meet in the carpark of the Beach Rd end of the coastal walkway all year round at 9am until 11.30am. We focus primarily on the weeds from the ‘Dirtiest Dozen’ list and are very proud of the work achieved so far.
It’s not all hard-slog, we break for morning tea (home-baking if we’re lucky) and a catch up with each other. We are always looking for more helpers to keep momentum and enthusiasm so please get in touch!
Email Kelly Maxwell for more information.
Tamaterau Weed Action
The Tamaterau Reserve Weed Action group meet every Wednesday at 9.30am at the Tamaterau Reserve, and weed till about 12.30pm. We have been operating for about four years and and made huge progress in restoring the reserve, which is remnant/regenerating coastal podocarp-broadleaf forest. We deal mainly with jasmine, blue morning glory, moth plant, wild ginger , and Taiwan cherry. All volunteers are more than welcome!
Email Jane Barr for more information.
Headland Farmpark Weed Action
Headland Farm Park is a residential development on the Manganese Point peninsular in the Whangarei Harbour. Consent was granted for the development of this area on condition that a hundred acres of coastal podocarp forest was placed in covenant. A group of landowners have been giving this area, along with other bush areas, our ongoing attention, targeting moth plant, woolly nightshade, pampas grass and Taiwan cherry.
Several years ago we read of the Weedbusters formula herbicide which we make up and use in 750 mL plastic bottles which have a plastic brush top which we use to apply to the cut stumps and ring barked areas. This is extremely effective!! Our group is enthusiastic and enjoying the rewards of our efforts, and great company!
Email Ruth Dempster for more information.
Wharf Rd Weed Action
Wharf Rd Weed Action is targeting weeds along the coastal strip from Wharf Rd toward the Parua Bay tavern. We hold weed action events throughout the year and tackle the tree privet, eleagnus and other nasties that line this coast. All volunteers are more than welcome – look out for our road signs advertising our next weed action event!
Email Jan Marshall for more information.
Kohinui Catchment Landcare
We are a group of neighbouring properties who share the beautiful Kohinui Stream. We are passionate about land conservation & the health of the stream. We have lots of weedy challenges but tree privet, climbing asparagus and moth plant are some of our primary targets.
Email Robyn Bigelow for more information.
- The Nook Weed Action
- Darch Point Weed Action
- McLeod Bay Weed Action
- Reotahi Landcare
- Manaia Landcare
- Ross Rd Landcare
- Ocean Beach Landcare Group
- Bream Head Conservation Trust