“if so we guard its grandeur”. Professor EM Blaiklock
Since its formation in 1973, WRPS has acted as the conservation watchdog for the Waitakere Ranges and the West Coast. In 2008 we succeeded in getting special legislation passed to better protect this unique area. However our work continues to ensure that the The Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act is implemented effectively and that any changes in governance do not compromise it.
The Ranges today face unprecedented pressure from development, invasive weeds and pests, and unmanaged visitor numbers. There will always be more work to do to ensure that this 30,000 hectare west coast forest that was devastated by logging 100 years ago will in time recover its former wonder and beauty.
The Society depends entirely on voluntary donations, membership fees and fundraising. The most effective way to help protect the Waitakere Ranges is to Join the Society or make a donation or regular payment. By doing this you provide us with the resources to educate, inform and take legal action when necessary
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If you'd like to know what we're doing you could join our email list or our Facebook Group.
Members receive the latest Newsletter, an invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting and will be kept up-to-date on key issues affecting the Waitakere Ranges. Occasionally we may ask members to write a letter or a submission in support on a specific issue.
Donations over $5 are tax deductible. All subscriptions and donations will be acknowledged and a tax invoice provided.
Our bank is Kiwibank.
The account number to use in the format Bank-Branch-Account No-Suffix is:
Please use “[year] Sub” and your surname as a reference, eg 2014 Sub Jones
Please post your cheque for the appropriate subscription to:
Waitakere Ranges Protection Society
PO Box 15668
New Lynn Auckland 0640
Over the past years we have received enquiries from members and friends who wish to leave a
bequest to the Society in their will, and as a result the Society has benefitted. We feel that the time
is right to make a clearer statement about different ways to make bequests, and we would welcome
your enquiries. By remembering Waitakere Ranges Protection Society in your will, you will be helping to ensure that the Society’s work can continue effectively for years to come.
It is important that you consult your solicitor, Guardian Trust or Public Trust office for advice in drawing up your will.
For more information see our bequest form
Family / Group $35.00
Senior / Unwaged $20.00
Lifetime Membership $250
To help us better represent our members we ask you to please take the time to fill out our membership survey. The details will remain confidential to the society and will not be made available to any other party for any reason.
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