We live in such a beautiful place and we need to work together to keep it that way. The Takapuna North Community Trust takes great pride in supporting local groups doing great work to preserve and enhance our environment - get in touch if there is a way we could help you or connect you with groups you might be able to belong to.
5 minute bird count: Help us collect data about native birds in our area
Do you have 5 minutes to spare to collect some data about what birds are visiting your area and send it through to us?
Here's how you can help:
Download a form HERE
1. Learn how to identify birds by visiting the DOC website online course HERE
2. You’ll need a pencil; the printed out form; something to lean on; something to tell the time with and, if you have them, some binoculars.
3. Choose a spot to record your data from. This can be your backyard or somewhere local during lockdown. Make a tally mark on the form for each bird of a particular species that you see. Don’t count the same bird twice if you can help it. If there are lots of the same species, you can estimate numbers.
Environmental Network Meetings
We facilitate and support a quarterly Takapuna North Environmental Network Meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend. The Environmental Network Meeting is an informal meeting with attendees discussing and sharing issues and ideas around environmental protection and pest free programmes. For dates of the next meeting, please see the calendar of events. Attendees must RSVP to attend the meeting by emailing email@example.com .
In July 2019, a pest eradication and environmental restoration plan for Takapuna North was completed by representatives from local volunteer groups and Council representatives. The plan has been named the North Shore Birdsong project and its main aim is to coordinate a local pest free and restoration plan in line with the goals of Pest Free Auckland 2050. The Plan can be viewed HERE.
The Takapuna North Environmental Coordinator, Fiona Martin, is working towards implementing the pest free and restoration plan for the Takapuna North area between Takapuna and Sunnynook. If you're keen to get involved in local pest free and restoration projects, please get in touch with her via firstname.lastname@example.org
We work with local community and environmental groups to provide support in pest eradication by distributing traps when they are available and by ensuring that the groups have knowledge, input and support around funding opportunities and information about Council and local government plans that might affect the local environment.
Reserve and Beach Clean Ups
We support community led reserve clean ups by liaising with the local Parks team to provide rubbish bags and gloves, running a sausage sizzle and by arranging for rubbish collection following the event. We hold an annual Schools Beach Clean Up event in March where local primary and secondary school students are encouraged to clean up their local beach or park. For more information about the Beach Clean up event, email email@example.com