Steuart Russell

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…

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Tui Glen

Location The Tui Glen reserve is part of a farm owned by Mark Frederikson. The 100 hectare area purchased extends to the Te Anga road west of Waitomo Caves. Description The Frederikson family has been involved in the protection of the Waitomo river and caves since the early days and have a covenant and plantings…

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Waiwawa NFRT

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…

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Cynthia Hewett Memorial – Tararu

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.…

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Omoana Bush

Omoana NFRT

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…

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Ross Bishop Memorial

Location Mapiu, 30km south of Te Kuiti on the western side of SH4. The reserve is 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 Mapiu Stream forms the western and…

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Awakau Kiwi

Location The 91 ha Awakau Kiwi Reserve is in the Western King Country just off SH3 about 11 km east of Awakino. The regenerating forest comprises a steep gully with ridges either side. It is adjacent to the Arorangi Scenic Reserve. History The block was purchased in 1997. The previous owners wished to sell it…

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Basil Hewett

Location The Basil Hewett Reserve is in the Western King Country, between Te Kuiti and Awakino . It is 360 ha of mature hill country forest bordering the upper Awakino River, with the Mahoenui Scenic Reserve to the south and privately owned forest to the north. History A substantial bequest by the late Basil Hewett,…

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Opoutama Wetland

NFRT Opoutama

Location On the East Coast, between Hawkes Bay and Poverty Bay, the Mahia Peninsula is linked to the mainland by a series of sand dunes. Hidden amongst them are two delightful wetlands – the tidal Maungawhio Lagoon, and our own freshwater Opoutama Reserve. Vegetation The reserve covers some 68 hectares of which about 50 hectares…

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