Atuanui Restoration Project  Volunteer Working Bee

We need experienced trampers to help us put rat control poison into our 630 bait-stations.  We are nearly finished and will be following this with monitoring. This month we also will need volunteers to check and reset our boundary lines of DOC250 traps. 

We usually meet at 9am, at the top of the hill above the carpark on Kaipara Hills Road on selected dates.  (Walk or drive through the gateway by the DOC sign and up the metalled track to meet us at the Red Barn at the top).  The working bee involves about 5-6 hours tramping and requires a minimum of medium fitness.

Please come prepared with warm clothing, sturdy tramping boots, wet weather gear, lunch/drink, and personal first-aid kit.  This is all off-track, following pink-taped bait-lines across steep bush country.  If it's too wet, the working bee will be postponed, so please provide contact details for cancellation notification.

Please contact us for dates and times to:
or text/phone 021-271-2527. New volunteers need to read our Health and Safety briefing before taking part.  This is available by email or hard copy. 

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Monday 12th April 2010

Monthly Committee meeting

6.30pm - Kaipara Branch of Forest and Bird Committee Meeting

Enquiries about attendance are welcome. Email to

Thursday 29th April 2010

May 2010

date TBC

Colin Kerr-Taylor Memorial Reserve Volunteers

The Colin Kerr-Taylor Memorial Reserve at Taylor Road, Waimauku was gifted to the Society by Yvonne Hollier and Vivienne Wilson in 1993 in memory of their father Colin Vivian Kerr-Taylor QSM JP (1906-1984) who along with his father Vincent Frederick Kerr-Taylor (1866-1920) and grandfather Allan Frederick Kerr-Taylor (1832-1890) sought its preservation.

The Branch currently has a pest control programme underway, and volunteers are always needed to undertake a range of maintenance tasks suitable for all abilities.  Help is needed with a pest control and monitoring in mid-May.

For more information, contact: Viv or Barry Wilson at or or phone on (9) 411-5100 or phone Felicity Smith on

027 284 3849.

For more information about the Colin Kerr-Taylor Memorial Reserve  click here

Annual General Meeting - Kaipara Branch of RF&BPS

7.30pm Waimauku Hall, Waimauku Station Rd, Waimauku

“Controlling Pests on Your Property”

Guest Speaker: Su Sinclair ARC Biosecurity will talk to us about controlling pests on our properties, including stoats, weasels, rats, possums etc   Come and hear about the latest and greatest methods and equipment on controlling these pests on your private land.

All Welcome (for more info email

Upcoming events

April 2010

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Boat Trip on the Kaipara

We are planning another boat and birding trip on the Kaipara Harbour for early May.  Details are being finalised, but this will be a 5-6 hour day trip from the central Kaipara Harbour, departing either Hoteo River boat ramp or Port Albert. 

If you would like to put your name down for further information on this, please email and we will keep you informed, (or phone Felicity Smith on

027 284 3849 after April 25th).

May 2010

date TBC