Environmental Groups

This page describes the many environmental community groups in Porirua City, what they do, how to contact them and other relevant details.

Friends of Maara Roa

See Maara Roa under Cannons Creek on the Other Porirua Walking Tracks page.

Friends of Belmont Regional Park

An interest group for the preservation of Belmont Regional Park.

Contact the Friends of Belmont Regional Park from the information on the Greater Wellington Website.

Forest and Bird Society

This group manages the Pauatahanui Wildlife Reserve on behalf of the Department of Conservation. Society members, with the assistance of volunteers have constructed tracks, boardwalks and hides. Freshwater and saltwater ponds were excavated to enhance the habitat for birds. There is also restoration of the vegetation. A nature walkway and pamphlet is available at the reserve to assist visitors with the identification of wetland flora and fauna.

Visitors are welcome to the reserve. One weekend day each fortnight and two Mondays each month, volunteers are involved in restoration and maintenance work at the reserve. If you would like to assist with this restoration project please contact the secretary Barbara Marshall on (04) 233-8244.

Visit the Royal Forest and Bird Society website for more information.

Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet

What the Guardians do:

  • Support the implementation of the Pauatahanui Inlet Action Plan by the management agencies and support the Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust in its role to ensure the Plan is actioned.
  • Inform and educate the public about the Inlet.
  • Prepare submissions on plans, proposals, and resource management applications affecting the Inlet and its catchment.
  • Promote research and monitoring on the state of the Inlet and undertake some monitoring directly.

Regular activities:

  • Monitor 3 major tributary streams at 7 sites, 4 times a year.
  • Publishing a Newsletter four times a year.
  • Prepare fact sheets on issues affecting the Inlet.
  • Holding an annual photographic competition.
  • Hold an annual clean-up of the Inlet.
  • Hold a sea-week activity in March.
  • Organising a three yearly survey of the Inlet's cockle numbers and sizes.

Read our latest Newsletter.

For more details or to join, visit the Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet website.

Friends of Mana Island

The Friends of Mana Island Incorporated was formed in 1999 to provide support for the Restoration Plan prepared by the Department of Conservation (DoC) in 1987. The Plan calls for a 20 year planting program to restore the vegetation and habitat of the Island to a similar environment to that existing prior to human intervention on the Island. The re-forestation program calls for the planting of some 400,000 trees over the period.

As the environment improves so does the opportunity for re-locating endangered species from the mainland. There are opportunities to help with this planting, as well as a current project to establish a breeding population of yellow crowned parakeets on Mana Island. For more information and who to contact visit the Friends of Mana Island website.

Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is the central government organisation charged with conserving the natural and historic heritage of New Zealand on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future New Zealanders.

Visit the Department of Conservation website for more information.

Fish and Game New Zealand

We are an angler and gamebird hunter organisation which has a statutory mandate to manage New Zealand's freshwater sportsfish fisheries and gamebird hunting.

Visit Fish and Game's website for more information.

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

The National Trust was established by the Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Act 1977, "to encourage and promote the provision, protection and enhancement of open space for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of New Zealand".

Visit the QEII National Trust website for more information.

Ngati Toa Rangatira

Visit the local iwi website Ngati Toa Rangatira for more information.


EBEX21® targets three major national and global environmental challenges:

1) Climate change
2) Increasing energy efficiency and improving resource use
3) Halting the decline in biodiversity

The EBEX21® project provides tools and services for environmentally conscious businesses and individuals to find out about their energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and take control of them.

Contact details:

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