Many islands in the Hauraki Gulf are now pest free and native birdlife are beginning to thrive. Populations on the island will eventually overflow to the mainland and the Pourewa Valley is an important bird corridor for these birds heading through the city and out to the south east onto the Hunua ranges.
It is important then that we protect these birds in transit and also allow an environment for them to settle in this area. This requires an intensive pest control programme to reduce pest numbers significantly.
Currently there are 3 pest control operations in place in, Kepa Bush Reserve, Selwyn Bush and St Johns Bush. For further information on these groups please click on the linked names or go to the drop down menu above.
|Kereru on a Puriri tree in the Pourewa Valley|