Reserves & Projects
Kaitawa Reserve lies to the east of SH1 at Paraparaumu, in the valley of the Wharemauku Stream between Kaitawa Crescent, Riwai Street and Hookway Grove.The 6.8 ha reserve is in two parts, with a mix of open space, mature forest remnants, and areas of re-vegetation dissected by meandering streams. More
Greendale Reserve follows the Muaupoko Stream through the Greendale subdivision off Otaihanga Road. The reserve includes river flats and dune-land covering an area of approximately 3.5 hectares and extending a distance of 550 metres to the north-west of King Arthur Drive. More
Waikanae River Corridor
During the consultation phase of the Waikanae River Flood Plain Management Plan, Kapiti Mana Forest & Bird successfully pressed for the inclusion of an ecological corridor and passive recreation development of the lower reaches of the Waikanae River.
This inspired John Topliff to start a crusade to rescue large neglected, weed infested areas on the south bank of the river and to restore more than two kilometres of river margin with native species. More
This is a new recreational and wetland reserve that is being developed by KCDC on the site of the old sewerage ponds, at the junction of Rutherford Drive and Paetawa Road .
The project has been in progress for five years and good progress has been made in planting around the pond edges and along the road frontage. It is expected that part of the reserve will be opened to the public within the next twelve months. More
Field Reserve is located on SH1 opposite and immediately north of the Kapiti Island Lookout, 1.6km north-east of Paraparaumu and 3km south-west from Waikanae. More
Forest & Bird has restored the area, which was formerly farmland and a go-kart track, to much of its natural wetland state. Restoration has included creating a series of shallow ponds, tracks, boardwalks and hides for observing birdlife, planting native species, and establishing a plant nursery and visitor centre. Visitors are welcome to walk through the many tracks that weave throughout this wildlife reserve. More
Maara Roa Restoration Project
Join Forest and Bird Kapiti-Mana members who are leading the restoration of the 100ha native forest on the northern slopes of Belmont Regional Park. If you live to the south end of our Branch, this along with Pauatahanui may be the place you can make things happen. More
Planting at Raumati South School
The Branch’s latest venture is a partnership with Raumati South Primary School for the planting of a large number of native species in the school grounds.
An approach to the Branch committee by School Principal Graham McDonald for advice and guidance led to the Branch becoming involved in the landscaping project. More