Waikato River (TDC)

There are recently logged areas on the eastern side of the Waikato River where forest restoration could occur, using a wide range of vegetation and tall forest species.

Priorities for pest (and weed) control to enhance native bird abundance include the Waikato River Reserves and the Rangitira Point Scenic Reserves, one of which is Mine Bay Scenic Reserve which is leased from Patuiwi trustees for a scenic reserve. Consultation with the landowners would be a fundamental preliminary step before the any community initiated a pest or weed control project here. Several Taupo Forest and Bird residents have suggested that they would be interested in participating with a community pest control project. These sites are likely to be obvious choices.

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You and your familty can get involved in Greening Taupō by participating in one of our Community Planting Days or getting stuck in right in your own backyard.  

who are we?

Greening Taupō has been established to improve the Taupō environment for the people and native wildlife - it's an opportunity to participate in a community conservation initiative.  Find out more or learn about 'the value of trees'


Check out the map for the project area that is nearest to you.  Areas have been identified across Taupō that form ecological corridors that are best suited to allow bird and other native wildlife to flourish.

our partners

Greening Taupō is pleased to have awesome support from the Taupō community.  Other key partners include Taupō District Council, Contact Energy and Wairakei Resort Taupō.  Find out more about our partners or become a partner.