Native restoration

Working on Reserve land

Want to get involved in voluntary work in your local reserve?


Visit our Join a local group page to find out where existing groups are working and what kind of work they are involved in. Each group has provided a list of regular activities and contact details.


Want to start a new group? Fantastic! If you'd like to start on restoring bush on public or council land, contact us. We offer advice on where to start, put you in contact with a local mentor or restoration advisor and loan equipment, such as weed bags, chew cards (for rat monitoring), traps or gardening tools. 

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Working on your own land

Restoring Native Bush

If you are embarking on a major weed control project there is quite a lot to learn about the best way to go about this. The best approach is to take some time to put together a Restoration Plan.  

A good place to start is the Auckland Council Biodiversity on your property webpage -

Getting to know your native plants

Our native bush and forests are a treasure worth preserving. They define what is special about New Zealand, provide habitat to native wildlife, provide ecological services such as cleaning our air, preventing erosion and flooding and provide relaxing locations for us to enjoy ourselves. Getting to know our native plants will enrich your world.


Some places to go to learn more are:

Photo: Tui on flowering harakeke / Credit: Sid Mosdell