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NZ Landcare Trust moves from Northland

After nearly 20 years of operating in Northland, NZ Landcare Trust is stepping away from the region – but leaving it in the very capable hands of Kiwi Coast, who it has worked with for many years.

NZ Landcare Trust has funding from Ministry for the Environment for seven regions around the country, and with a growing need in the Hawke’s Bay, the focus is now shifting to there – however, Trust CEO Nick Edgar says that Northland is in the very capable hands of local Kiwi Coast coordinator Ngaire Tyson who worked for the Trust over the past few years.

“We are very confident in withdrawing from Northland as we have Ngaire up there who we have worked with for some time, and will be continuing her work, now with Kiwi Coast. Landcare and community groups can contact Ngaire for support, and continue those great relationships she has built over the past few years.”

 “We are really proud of the work that we achieved while in the Northland region, and we hope that we can build on that with our work in the Hawke’s Bay.”

NZ Landcare Trust currently covers the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu/Whanganui, Nelson/Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago regions, and will be opening its Hawke’s Bay office in the near future.


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Recruitment is currently underway for a Northland Regional Coordinator

See the recruitment page for additional information.

The Trust is working in partnership with WWF-NZ on an exciting 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 Tyson 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.

Landcare in the North - Summer 2017>

Landcare in the North - Spring 2016>

Landcare in the North - Summer 2016>

Landcare in the North - Winter 2015>

Landcare in the North - Summer 2015>

Landcare in the North - Winter 2014>

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Landcare in the North - Winter 2013 >


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>



Group Support

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>