Friends of Hunua Ranges promotes sustainable use of the Hunua Ranges, and supports protection of existing - sometimes endangered - bird and plant life, re-introductuion of lost species, and regeneration, while ensuring that its recreational use is not only not compromised but also improved where possible or required.
FoHR relies on donations and fundraising. Selling Weta Motels and Stoat Traps will be a way to raise funds, and at the same time raise the awareness and involvement of the public regarding the natural gem on our backdoor step that the Hunua Ranges represents.
If you are going to the Ranges, please be careful and follow instructions posted in the area about Kauri Dieback disease. This is a deadly disease, killing kauri trees throughout the Auckland region. The Hunua Ranges are currently a healthy kauri area - help us keep it this way.
Park information: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hunuaranges
As the temperatures reduce and we contemplate the short days winter has to offer, you are no doubt feeling warm and fuzzy in the knowledge that this marks the start of the tree planting season! Yes, once again our friends at Auckland Council Southern Parks have set a schedule of tree planting days for us to experience one of the most rewarding volunteer activities you and your whole family can get involved in.
Coordinator and Southern Parks contact for tree planting activities is Ranger Mags Ramsey ph: 021 489046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (she can add you to her volunteer mailing list)
All plantings start at 10 am with a sausage sizzle provided at lunchtime.
Previous experience is not necessary and park rangers will be on site to show you how to give the trees the best chance of survival. There are tasks to accommodate all ages and levels of fitness.
Please bring your own:
So we look forward to seeing you there - please do try and give Ranger Nic an indication of your intentions to attend and we encourage you to pass this information on to any friends or family you think might also like that warm fuzzy feeling of contributing to their city and giving back to Planet Earth.
Every year the Rangers of Southern Regional Parks put on a day of food and activity as thanks to volunteers who have given their time over the year. This year was special in that volunteers got a sneak preview of work on the soon-to-be-opened Waitawa Regional Park...