A big thank you to all our amazing partners...
The Kaipatiki Local Board provides great support to Pest Free Kaipatiki in terms of resources, relationship building and moral support. It provides funding in many ways for local bush groups to undertake pest control and restoration.
The Birkenhead Licensing Trust was established by Parliament in 1967 to provide community control over licensed premises in the Birkenhead area and to return the benefits to the community. The trust legislation was amended to allow supermarkets and other liquor outlets, bu the Trust continues to own two taverns - the "Good Home" in Birkenhead and "Innfield" in Glenfield.
The Trust is a net proceeds-committee of the Lion Foundation and is responsible for approving grant funding to the local community groups in Birkenhead and surrounding areas from gaming funds generated by Lion Foundation.
Auckland Council has a number of departments and CCOs involved in preserving our native biodiversity and controlling environmental pests. These include:
The following CCO’s can play a vital role in pest control and managing our natural heritage:
The Auckland Council has has a Regional Pest Management Strategy in place since 2008. It is currently preparing a replacement Regional Pest Management Plan.
Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant
Auckland Council’s Regional Environment Grants Programme
is focused on the protection, restoration or enhancement of Auckland’s regionally significant natural heritage areas and
projects to encourage and support Aucklanders to adopt environmentally sustainable lifestyles.
This company is sponsoring Pest Free Kaipatiki to provide us with internet and phone connection. This is awonderful support - because Fernglen Gardens happens to be in a 3G "hole". Thanks Digital Island.
This is an independent trust established in 2013. They are committed to dramatically reducing NZ’s predator populations, including rats, stoats, possums, weasels and ferrets. They want to protect our native species and see their populations increase in our lifetime. It’s one of the most ambitious conservation projects undertaken in NZ – ambitious, but achievable.
Predator Free NZ is supported by Kiwibank to provide rat and possum traps to community awards. The Pest Free Kaipatiki programme was fortunate to win an award in November 2016.
The Pest Free Kaipatiki programme has received strong support from Forest and Bird North Shore Branch. The branch is doing great work restoring native biodiversity at Tuff Crater in Northcote.
The Kaipātiki Project has been leading community restoration and environmental education since 1998 - starting in the Kaipātiki Creek area and gradually providing services and support over a wider area. Amongst their many programmes, the help undertake bush restoration in Eskdale and Witheford Reserves. The project is closely involved in the Pest Free Kaipātiki programme.
The website is designed to support community restoration efforts and provide a one-stop-shop to access information and resources. The development of the site was driven by community groups who identified that they wanted one website where they could source and share information in a simple easy format, as well as keep up to date with current conservation information and best practice.
The Wildlink project aims to connect and enhance natural areas, including open spaces, stream banks, esplanades, reserves and backyards. This will ultimately provide safe routes and refuges for native plants and animals.
More useful links
NZPCN (NZ Plant Conservation Network)
The Network was founded in April 2003 and has since grown to more than 600 members worldwide. Members work in various ways to protect the unique indigenous plant life of New Zealand. They have an excellent “Search Flora” facility.
Weedbusters is a national organisation about working together to stop weedy plants taking over New Zealand's amazing natural areas. Auckland Council works with weedbusters to run weed control programmes.
EcoEngage.NZ is a community-led social enterprise set up to help develop and support conservation software such as EcoTrack. It is working to integrate EcoTrack with iNaturalist and CatchIT. The aim is to provide tools that can support individuals and groups in controlling pests and restoring native biodiversity.
New volunteers with relevant skills and interests are welcome.