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Waimate North Landcare Trust, Inc.
Registered Charity No. CC23028

Statement of Care

If a place is worth living in, it's worth working for.

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  • Education about and awareness of ecosystems and landscapes
  • Preservation of ecosystems and historic landscapes
  • Planting and protection of trees and other flora
  • Purchasing land containing natural ecosystems and landscapes
  • Facilitating an environment for indigenous fauna to flourish

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  • Education - Promoting education about and an awareness and appreciation by the public of all classes of natural ecosystems and landscapes within the Waimate North region in Northland, New Zealand.
  • Preservation - The preservation of all classes of ecosystems and historic landscapes which in the aggregate originally gave Waimate North its own recognisable character.
  • Flora - Promoting and facilitating the planting and protection of trees and other flora both indigenous and exotic on public and/or private land within Waimate North.
  • Land - Purchasing land containing natural ecosystems and landscapes within Waimate North.
  • Environment - Promoting and facilitating an environment within Waimate North in which indigenous fauna may flourish.


  • Monitoring
  • Predator control
  • Rat and possum control
  • Advocacy for responsible cat and dog ownership
  • General public education

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  • Monitoring - The Trust carries out monitoring-specific projects with the help of the community and maintains records of key areas of the Trust's work.  See the Monitoring page for more information.
  • Predator Control - Animal pest control is the main focus of our activities with predator control established across the entire Upper Waitangi River Catchment area for kiwi recovery as a priority.  See the Predators page for more information.
  • Rat and Possum Control - Landowners in all areas are encouraged to undertake rat, predator and possum control especially adjacent to intensively managed areas to prevent reinvasion of these areas.  See the Possum Browse and Trapping Tips pages for more information.
  • Advocacy for Responsible Cat and Dog Ownership - This is also a top priority. Public awareness of the plight of kiwi and their vulnerability to the household dog and cat is raised through a sustained advocacy campaign. The essential messages are delivered through newsletters, letter drops, signage along roads and walkways, personal contact, and school advocacy programmes.  See the Dog and Cat Control page for more information.
  • General Public Education - Waimate North Landcare Trust has an excellent record of public education and involvement. Field days, a stand at the local A&P Show each year, the Trust newsletter and regular media releases to the local media are undertaken.


The location of the project is the Bay of Islands, Waimate North and Upper Waitangi River Catchment, between Kaikohe and Kerikeri, bounded by State Highway 1, Wiroa Road, State Highway 10 and Old Bay Road - circa 9000 ha (click here for map).  The area comprises pastoral land, exotic forestry, shrubland, indigenous forest remnants, and streams and adjacent wetlands. 

Several threatened species are in the area including, North Island Brown Kiwi, Kereru (New Zealand Pigeon) and Kauri Snail.  More information is contained in the Biodiversity page.

The location is of great historical significance having been the centre of significant events in Maori and Early European history.  The photo at the top is of the Waimate North Historic Precinct.  The Showgrounds Building is in the foreground with the parish church of St John the Baptist, the site of the original mission station of Te Waimate, in the distance.  See the History page for more detailed information.

A Mind Map view of the Trust can be accessed by clicking here.


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Our place

Northland Brown Kiwi
Northland Brown Kiwi

Kohekohe with fruit
Kohekohe with fruit

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