Hastings-Havelock North

About Us

The Hastings-Havelock North branch has 250 members and encompasses the areas of Hastings, Havelock North and stretches out west.  We meet once a month for branch meetings and join with the Napier Branch for a monthly field trip on a Sunday. 

The area is home to one of New Zealand’s biggest gannet colonies out at Cape Kidnappers.


Get involved

The branch is always looking for new members and volunteers so if you would like to get involved please get in touch.

There are opportunities for volunteers at the Pukahu Project, Blowhard Bush and at our great branch Native Plant Nursery.

We would be very happy to hear from you. Email us here to find out more.

Our projects

Pukahu Project

Our vision with the Pukahu Project is to have the Karamu stream in a fit state to support aquatic and terrestrial life thus enabling birds to travel across our region from the Kaweka Ranges to the coast.  


Blowhard Bush

The large 63 hectare reserve is home to a large number of native species. The branch has been replanting and eradicating introduced pests to return it to its original state and now the population of native birds is growing.


Poukawa Stream

The Hastings-Havelock North Branch has worked with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to restore the banks of the Poukawa Stream which drains the wetlands that form the Pekapeka Regional Park.