Ngā Uruora

Set up in 1997 to reverse the drastic decline of coastal forest, we’re aiming to create a continuous ribbon of bird-safe native forest from Porirua through to Waikanae. Working with our partners at Whareroa Farm Reserve and Queen Elizabeth Regional Park our vision is to tap into the phenomenal success of pest control on Kāpiti and Mana Islands – bringing back tui, bellbirds, kereru, kaka and kakariki. Members and volunteers are our greatest asset.

Join us and be part of our award winning conservation project:
• protecting & restoring Kapiti’s unique kohekohe forest
• re-establishing forests through planting programmes
• undertaking pest and weed control

Check out our website for lots more info.

Tuesday Working Group
If you would like to be involved in our regular Tuesday working bees at the Paekākāriki end of the escarpment please contact Peter Kentish by phoning 04 298 1255 or 021 027 70520 or email him.

Pukerua Bay Working Group
Committee member Steve Mann has been busy organising a new group to begin work down at the Pukerua Bay end weeding and getting planting sites ready for next winter’s planting season. If you would like to get involved please email Steve with “Pukerua Bay” somewhere in the subject line.

Ngā Uruora traps and kills hundreds of predator species every year. We have an extensive trapping network and we are always looking for more volunteers to help with checking and rebaiting these traps. For more information email Pete McLaughlin.


Andy McKay– Chairperson 027 914 6598

Steve Mann – Treasurer

Ken Fraser– Pest plants

Pete McLaughlin– Secretary

Peter Kentish– Health and Safety