Our branch covers the Wairarapa Valley, from the Tararua/Rimutaka ranges to the coast.
We currently have 251 Forest and Bird members and 61 kid's club members. If you would like to know more about the Wairarapa branch please contact Peta Campbell on:
We have been working at Fensham Reserve, a 48ha reserve 3kms west of Carterton, since 1978.
Approximately 600m along the coast North from the Cape Palliser lighthouse is one of only two areas in the Wairarapa where the native lily (rengarenga) grows wild.
This reserve is 5.5ha of restored wetland, on the corner of Pownall and Hillcrest Streets, where development and maintenance has been supported and worked on by Forest & Bird members.
Every Tuesday a group of volunteers work on Fensham Reserve, a 48ha reserve 3kms west of Carterton, doing weed and pest control (trapping), planting natives, and maintaining walking tracks.
Degradation of waterways is an important issue in the Wairarapa.
The health and limited biodiversity in Wairarapa Moana are of serious concern. Rivers and streams are affected by farming stock and run off, by water use and by township sewage schemes.