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Kōkako. Credit: Tara Swan

North Island

Our branch is lucky to be situated beside the wonderful Waitākere Ranges in West Auckland.

Walks and Talks

We have evening talks on the third Thursday of each month from February until November.

Events programme

We welcome volunteers with a range of skills or hobbies.

Whether you're interested in walking, lobbying, enjoying our forest and birds, or writing emails to members, we have an opportunity for everyone to get involved.

The more members and volunteers we have the more we can accomplish.  

Our Forest & Bird 2024 Calendars and Diaries are now for sale!

Diary 2024

A great gift to send overseas or leave under the Christmas tree. Beautiful images on each page to enjoy year round. Your purchase supports our local conservation projects like Ark in the Park, Habitat te Henga and Matuku Reserve. The calendars are $18 each, diaries $24 each. Postage is depending on numbers ordered.

Contact Waitakere Branch or download your order form. 

    KCC in Waitākere

    Our Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC) is a great way to get kids outside to enjoy local nature-based trips. KCC members receive a welcome pack on joining and receive the fun and educational Wild Things Magazine four times a year, as well as monthly email newsletters packed with activity ideas.

    Tai Haruru Lodge, Piha

    Taiharuru Lodge, Auckland

    Photo by J. Geux of Tai Haruru Lodge

    Tai Haruru, meaning “the sound of the waves”, is a fitting name for our lodge in Piha, which sits only a few minutes' walk to Piha beach. 

    The lodge is has a fully equipped kitchen, a lounge and diner and two bedrooms (one with double bed, one with three single beds) plus a daybed in the lounge, sleeping up to 6 people in total. Hire it with the adjacent Flat and add another 4 beds. Turn up the heat with a wood fire in the lounge to mark a wonderful end to a day’s walking in the winds of a wild west winter, or go for instant heat with the heat pump. The lodge is wheelchair accessible. Book with Jean and Peter King: (09) 812 8064. Additional details and booking information here

      Committee members

      Annalily van den Broeke Chairperson
      Chris Bindon Tai Haruru and outreach
      Raewyn Michael Harbourview/Orangihina Project
      John Staniland Matuku Reserve
      John Sumich Ark in the Park and Habitat Te Henga
      Liz Anstey Communications
      Janette Fawcett Harbourview/Orangihina and outreach
      Dave Allen Health & Safety and Kaipara branch connection

      The committee was elected at the AGM in March 2022 for one year. The draft minutes can be downloaded here the financial report here and the full presentation here. If you're interested to learn more, please contact the chair, details below. 

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