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Ngā Uruora – the groves of life – is a community conservation project on the Kāpiti coast

We have a big work programme and an even bigger vision. 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.

If you would like to contribute to Ngā Uruora’s work by donation please do so through our Givealittle page. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Predator free New Zealand “It’s crazy and ambitious, but I think it might be worth a shot”

Sir Paul Callaghan