Forest and Bird Hibiscus Coast

giving nature a voice

Forest & Bird's Hibiscus Coast Branch is working to protect an exciting diversity of habitats. From beaches, estuaries and native forests, to suburbs, farmland, and lifestyle blocks.

Our branch covers the Hibiscus Coast from the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, south to Redvale, west to Waitoki, and north to Puhoi. Everyone involved in our Branch is a volunteer, including the committee, trappers, and our supporters.

We'd love for you to join us! No matter what your age, background or skills - if you are enthusiastic about helping nature to flourish on the Hibiscus Coast, please get in touch. You will find new friends, an outlet for your expertise, gain new skills, and be a part of helping the Hibiscus Coast to flourish.

You may like to welcome new members, run stalls at local events, sell pest eradication equipment, monitor trap lines and bait stations in local reserves, fundraise for branch activities, record branch history, take part in bird surveys, or help organise groups to rid our reserves of weeds and contribute to preserving our local environment.

Hibiscus Coast Garden Club Inc

horticulture and gardening Club

For people interested in horticulture and gardening. Includes shows/competitions, bus trips, tips and talks. Meeting times and Whangaparaoa locations vary. Please phone for more info. Previously known as Whangaparaoa Horticultural Society Inc

09 424 7814 - (President, Marion)

Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society

Building a Haven for our Wildlife

SOSSI is an incorporated society and registered charity established in 2004 to assist Auckland Council with the establishment and development of the wildlife sanctuary.

Shakespear Open Sanctuary is NZ's most visited and accessible wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary has a vision of "The creation of an open and accessible wildlife sanctuary which integrates recreation, conservation and farming and which provides a source for native bird species to repopulate the Whangaparaoa peninsula".

A pest proof fence and animal pest eradication in 2011 has seen the removal of pests. Resident wildlife has flourished, and some species have self-colonised. Little Spotted Kiwis, Whitehead and NI robin have been reintroduced.

SOSSI volunteers support the Sanctuary by maintaining its pet-free status, by restoring the natural ecosystem though tree planting and weed control, by monitoring native species, fund-raising for relocating missing species and by developing amenities.

Shakespear Regional Park, Army Bay
09 428 7059