Whangarei is the base for Jon Hampson, NZ Landcare Trust’s Regional Coordinator for Northland and Biodiversity Coordinator Ngaire Tyson. The region covers the whole of Northland.
The Trust is working in partnership with WWF-NZ on an exciting new venture named 'Reconnecting Northland'. The first project of its kind at this scale in NZ, it is an ambitious large landscape initiative which aims to restore a range of natural processes and ecosystems across the whole region, while also building environmental, social, cultural and economic resilience. More information about this exciting initiative can be found on the Reconnecting Northland page>
Ngaire coordinates the Kiwi Coast project, a pilot project supported by the broader Reconnecting Northland initiative. Kiwi Coast aims to create a kiwi corridor from Bream Head in the south to Whangaroa in the north. This would give the kiwi corridor a length of over 100km and an area of roughly 150,000ha... project page>
The column on the right contains a list of current and recently completed projects.
NEWSLETTERS - Landcare in the North
Download the latest edition of 'Landcare in the North' the Northland regional newsletter. Older copies are also available.
Manuka and Kanuka Plantation Guide
NZ Landcare Trust played a supportive role in the production of the new Mānuka & Kānuka Plantation Guide. The new resources aims to provide important information to assist farmers and landowners who are planning to introduce honey production and would like to create plantations of Mānuka or Kānuka.
Readers in Northland might be interested in a publication entitled 'Funding Options for Biodiversity Projects in Northland' (updated September 2014).
This booklet can be found on the Biodiversity Northland page... here>
'Restoring the Balance' is a practical resource kit designed to help landowners, farmers and community groups make informed decisions about protecting and enhancing their local environment. This document was created with DOC 'Biofund' support.
Another useful reference tool, 'Pest Control Guidelines' is also available, providing a thorough insight into this essential activity.
Both resources are available for download here>
Landcare Group support is an important aspect of NZ Landcare Trust work in Northland. A coalition of nine separate groups have joined forces to form the 'Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum'. Great results have been achieved with a significant reduction in pest species and an improved environment for native flora and fauna... more>