Manawahe Eco Trust

Manawahe Eco Trust

Whaiā Te Karanga ō te Kōkako - Let the Kokako Sing From Lakes to Sea

> Managing and Enhancing the Biodiversity of the Manawahe Ecological Corridor.
> The only forested ecological corridor that exists between the Rotorua lakes and the sea.
> The important landscape features are recognised as a regional ecological asset.


Of threatened species and a unique ecological corridor.

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Inspiring students to make a difference to their environment

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Autumn update – 2024

As some of you will be aware the Manawahe Kokako population may be on the [...]

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September 2023 Update

Predator Control Update The merging of the Manawahe Eco Trust and the Kokako Trust is now [...]

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April 2023 Update

Predator Control Update After 25 years of hard work protecting the kokako as well as the [...]

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We need people like you to help us

Are you a keen walker our environmental enthusiast - help us check trapline or maintain bait lines. We also need people who are keen to help us on our committee or those who may have special skills to help us out. Getting involved means you can come along to special volunteer events and meet like minded people.