The Horowhenua Branch encompasses the area between Foxton and Otaki.
We currently have around 150 members.
To find out more about the Horowhenua branch please contact our secretary Joan Leckie on:
We hold monthly branch meetings, which are open to the public.
These are held on the third Monday of the month at 7.30 p.m. at the Red Cross Rooms, 524 Queen Street, Levin.
Te Hakere Wetland
We are working in collaboration with local iwi at Te Hakari Wetland, which is being restored as a conservation area to improve the quality of its surrounding waterways.
We also do monthly surveys at the mouth of Kuku Estuary, monitoring bird species such as godwits, terns, black swans, finches, gulls and dotterel.
The third area in which we do monthly bird counts is Booth’s Wetland, a privately owned area between Highway One and the railway line.
The Manawatu River is highly polluted.
This is largely due to run-off from surrounding dairy farms, but towns on the river’s edge also contribute to this pollution with untreated sewage and industrial waste.
The Horowhenua branch has joined the Manawatu River Leaders Accord, a forum which aims to promote awareness of the rivers significance, restore it to a state of health and ensure the water and surrounding land is used sustainably.