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Helping the mountains roar again

“Poutiri Ao ō Tāne’s long-term vision is to restore the cloak of Papa-tū-ā-nuku (Earth Mother), the 'Mountain to Sea' ecosystems of this region,” explains Wendy. “We want to create a safe place where native species can once again flourish on the Maungahar

Wilding conifers in the hills overlooking Alexandra 1200 x 720


Protecting New Zealand from a prolific pest

Persistent and prolific, wilding conifers are a serious established plant pest in New Zealand. They comprise around 10 different exotic tree species, and blanket more than two million hectares (ha) of land.