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 and is one of NZ Landcare Trust's most established offices.
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 specific project page>
Ngaire coordinates a significant biodiversity project funded by DOC, details of which are available on the project page. This work includes ongoing advice and support to a number of vibrant landcare groups in the region.
The column on the right contains a list of current and recently completed projects.
Readers in Northland might be interested in a publication entitled 'Funding Options for Biodiversity Projects in Northland'.
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>