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Paremata Flats reserve, Nelson
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Paremata Flats, near Cable Bay, Nelson

South Island
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Forest & Bird's Nelson Tasman Branch covers the area between Pelorus Bridge in Marlborough and Takaka Hill in Tasman

With over 500 members from a range of backgrounds, we are brought together by our love for the environment.


Branch meetings

Our branch meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month (except December and January) at the Tahunanui School Hall from 7:30 p.m.

We have a guest speaker and round up with a chat over supper. Talk topics are as varied as eels, fungi, photography, kakapo, rocks and fossils, tenure review, and wild rivers. 

Guests are always welcome, so please join us.

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Paremata Reserve restoration project

Our branch is working to restore Paremata Flats, a coastal forest remnant and estuary 20 kilometres north of Nelson.

We visit twice a week to check traps that are part of a programme we have we have maintained since 2007. This helps to protect populations of fernbird and banded rail.

We also host annual planting days to restore the area with native plants, which provide food and shelter for fernbirds, tui and kererū. We also plant podocarps like kahikatea in the reserve with the aim of restoring the alluvial podocarp forest that was once prolific in the area.



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