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Congratulations Gary Taylor QSO

Congratulations Gary Taylor QSO

Congratulations to Gary Taylor QSO on being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in the Queen's Birthday honours announced today. Very well deserved for his 50 years of service to conservation and the environment. See the full Media Statement from...

Waitākere Ranges Regional Park track plan consultation

Waitākere Ranges Regional Park track plan consultation

Below is the Auckland Council Media release about the Waitakere Ranges Regional Track Plan consultation. Auckland Council has worked together with Te Kawerau ā Maki on a proposed track plan for Waitākere Ranges Regional Park. The track plan outlines which tracks are...

Tribute for Dr Trixie Harvey

Tribute for Dr Trixie Harvey

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our dear friend Trixie Harvey, who passed away yesterday surrounded by her family. Trixie was on The Waitakere Ranges Protection Society committee from 2002 to 2015. Together with husband Bruce she edited The...

Waitakere Ranges Bibliography

Waitakere Ranges Bibliography

Much has been written about the Waitakere Ranges over the years, but here is a selection of publications that you might find interesting.Some are now out of print, but many are still available in book shops and most can be borrowed from Auckland Libraries. If you know...

Myrtle Rust

Myrtle Rust

Waitakere Ranges Protection Society president John Edgar said it's probably just a matter of time until Myrtle rust infects the native forest on Auckland's west coast. Myrtle rust has been discovered in a Kerikeri nursery. Myrtle rust is a plant pathogen which can...

New Zealand Dotterels

New Zealand Dotterels

NZ dotterels need your help at North Piha Volunteers wanted A group of nationally vulnerable tuturiwhatu pukunui, or Northern New Zealand dotterels, nested at North Piha last summer. Auckland Council put measures in place to protect the nests and the chicks managed to...