Ed Hillary Hope Reserve

simon mwangi Central North Island

Location The reserve adjoins the Four Brothers Scenic Reserve (and the Karamu Walkway), midway between Hamilton and Raglan on SH23. The entrance is on Old Mountain Road (approximately 826 Old Mountain Road), Waitetuna. Description Purchased in 2014, this 460ha Reserve is named in recognition of Sir Edmund Hillary, Patron of the Native Forest Restoration Trust from 1980 to 2008, inspiring …

Ross Bishop Memorial

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location Mapui, 30km south of Te Kuiti, on western side of SH 4 300m south of Omaru Road, close to Omaru Scenic Reserve and waterfall. Description A total of 5.87 hectares, there is an existing lowland kahikatea remnant of 4 ha with some restoration planting. The Mapui Stream forms the western and southern boundaries. Flora and fauna Kahikatea, matai and …

Omoana Bush

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location Taranaki district. 35km east of Eltham, towards the Matemateonga Ranges; a head catchment of the Patea River. Description Extended by a further 226 hectares in 2016, taking it to 560 hectares of bush and regenerating scrub. The southern boundary is a metalled road, the eastern and northern boundaries follow paper roads, the western boundary follows a ridge before crossing …

Cynthia Hewett Memorial – Tararu

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location Situated in the headwaters of the Tararu Stream 8 kilometres north of Thames. Description 90 hectares of regenerating forest. Much of the site is secondary broadleaf forest, with old growth manuka/kanuka scrub, although there is some original forest present, mainly in gullies.  The scattering of puriri, karaka, pohutukawa and rata reflect the coastal influence. There are several forest wetland …

Waiwawa

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location The 61 ha Waiwawa Reserve is located in the Coromandel Ranges at the highest point on the Tapu Coroglen Road. It is adjacent to #1438 Tapu Coroglen Rd (Haynes’ “Summit Ranch”). The Reserve is on the southern side of the Tapu Coroglen Road with the DOC Conservation Park to the east, the Haynes property to the west and the …

Tui Glen

Paul Horak Central North Island

Te Anga Road Waitomo Caves From State Highway 3 take State Highway 37 to Waitomo Caves Village. Go past the caves and follow Te Anga Road until you see the NZNFRT signs. Entry is at your own risk. The Tui Glen reserve is part of the farm owned by Mark Frederikson. The 100 hectare area purchased extends to the Te …

Steuart Russell

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location The 645ha Steuart Russell Reserve is located approximately 12km north of Awakino, between Manganui Rd and the coast. It ranges from its highest point at Mt. Duthie (372m a.s.l.) down to 60m. The reserve is scenically attractive with extensive views over the forested area and surrounding farmland out to sea. History The block had been rated as high priority …

Retaruke & Kurua

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location These two blocks (Retaruke 199ha, Kurua 15ha) are within a few kilometres of each other in the hills about 24km south west of Owhango in the southern King Country. History Both blocks were offered to the Trust for purchase by the farming owners in 1997 who were selling up unwanted land. Vegetation The larger Retaruke Bush Reserve has been …

Rauroa Bush

Paul Horak Central North Island

Location The Rauroa Bush Reserve is in the Western King Country near Mahoenui between Te Kuiti and Awakino. It is 287ha of mature hill country forest with cut over forest to the north stretching to the Herangi Range and the Whareorino Forest, and farmland to the south. History The block was purchased in 1997. It was felt that future owners …

Mangatutu and Tunawaea kokako project

Paul Horak Central North Island

Background: This project has evolved from the initiative that saw the protection of Rangitoto Station by the Restoration Trust. The purchase of this property has provided increased opportunity and involvement by members of the Restoration Trust, the Otorohanga Zoological Society and public generally in active, on the ground conservation management, including predator control, to enhance the survival of endangered fauna. …