It remains ‘business not as usual’ for Landcare. 
Animal pests know no boundaries!

Under Covid Level 3.1 Landcare is able to offer the following for Possum Bait collections from our Resource Centre .

1. Landowners must already be registered in the Pest Programme to collect bait (once levels change we can register new people)
2.An appointment time is required - call 092351616 or email to arrange this
3. When you collect ait at the appointed time you must wear a mask, scan in on the QR tracer and sign in
4.Practice social distancing
5.Please be considerate to our staff
6. Sorry but it is not possible to demonstrate any traps at the moment

Thanks for being part of the programme and helping us all do our bit to protect the ngahere.

Our small nursery team continues working to tend nursery seedlings.  Every precaution is being taken to keep these staff safe.  We also ask that you do not call in or approach staff at any time.
Questions and enquiries remain welcome at or keep in touch via Facebook.

Pioneer Group Works to Protect Majestic Peninsula

Hello there and thanks for visiting our site.

Awhitu Landcare is one of the pioneer community environmental groups in New Zealand. Our volunteer work commenced in 1994, and covers the entire 22,000 hectare Awhitu Peninsula – a giant, ancient sand dune.

With gentle harbour beaches on one side, the wild Tasman on the other and rare dune lakes in between, the Awhitu Peninsula is indeed a majestic landscape. It is also a dynamic and fragile environment which needs, and deserves, protecting.

If you’ve never visited Awhitu, come pay a visit, you’ll find there’s lots to explore - here are just a few suggestions. 

Community Commitment

Our objectives are to be beneficial to the community in the following ways:

  • To promote, and where possible facilitate, the protection and restoration of the natural features of the Awhitu environment, including waterways, and to encourage community appreciation of these values
  • To carry out a dedicated pest reduction programme throughout the Awhitu Peninsula, employing whichever means prove most effective
  • To enhance and expand Awhitu’s natural native vegetation, employing whichever means prove most effective
  • To work towards the successful reintroduction of lost species which would have once been present in and around Awhitu

Our vision is a region where the land and waterways sustainably nurture flourishing, diverse communities of NZ plants, animals and people.  A community which places high value on the natural Awhitu environment, enjoys its heritage and supports, and is involved in, its conservation.

Landcare volunteers give over 4,000 hours to this work every year and we estimate in the past 24 years more than 150,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted, and over 30,000 pests destroyed.

We have lots happening throughout the year, and we’d love you to join us

 Our land sustains us, it is our future.

Every Tues and Thurs 9.30am to midday our community plant nursery is open, producing native plants to benefit our environment. Come and see what we get up to, maybe lend a hand, you'll find we're a friendly bunch who enjoy a cuppa together afterwards. It's a great way to meet new friends. :-)