Here is the latest list of volunteer opportunities in the Hunua Ranges.
Mountain bike trails - this is run via the Auckland Mountain Bike Club, click here.
Kokako - this is run via the Hunua Kokako Recovery Project.
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|Park:||Task Description:||Dates:||Numbers required:||Contact Person:|
|Ambury||Beach clean-up||Anytime||4 - 60||Janine 636 6118|
|Awhitu||Track cutting||Anytime||4 - 10||John 09 235 1106|
|Beach clean up||Anytime||4 - 20||09 235 1106|
|Hunua West||Metalling stairs on Ernies track||Anytime||6 - 20||Nathan 292 4267|
|Mountain bike track metalling||Anytime||6 - 20||Scott 292 4267|
|Challenge track metalling||When dry||2 - 100||Nathan 2924267|
|Metalling Massey track||Any time||2 - 10||Scott 2924267|
|Lower Mangatawhiri Valley track - upgrade for PTA||May-Feb||2-10||Scott 2924267|
|Metalling Wairoa tracks||While dry||2 - 100||Nathan 292 4267|
|Hunua Habitat and Piggotts bait line regular groups||Any time||individual||Scott 2924267|
|Hunua East||Whakatiwai - Rabbit proof fence work||Anytime||4 - 10||Josh 09 232 2714|
|Waharau red track upgrade for PTA||May - Sept||4 - 20||09 232 2714|
|Waharau bait-lines - regular weekly group||All year||individuals||09 232 2714|
|Omana/Duder||Shellbank clean-up||Anytime||6 - 40||Mags 536 7012|
|Nursery Weeding||Anytime||2 - 12||Laura 536 6007|
|Beach clean||Anytime||Mags 536 7012|
|Whakanewha (Waiheke)||Weed control, this involves focusing on certain areas of the park and involves cutting or pulling out certain weed species and painting with a herbicide to prevent regrowth, tools required would be handsaws and gloves, we would provide the herbicide which is in a bottle and is simply painted on the stump of the weed.||Anytime||2 - 10||Dan or Jonah: 372 5647|
|Track benching and metalling, this involves digging and shovelling metal into wheelbarrows and transporting to location (sometimes quite a distance in the bush) tools required are wheelbarrows (we can provide three or four) and shovels and spades.||Anytime||4 - 20||Dan or Jonah: 372 5647|
|Gorse clearing and rubbish pick up in bush along Gordons road roadside, gloves and hi viz vests. We can provide bags for the rubbish and herbicide to treat the gorse||Anytime||2 - 20+||Dan or Jonah: 372 5647|
|Bait line clearing. Trim back vegetation with loppers, secateurs and handsaws. 1-3 volunteers.||All year||1 - 3||Dan or Jonah: 372 5647|
|Shellbank weeding. Pull out weeds and unwanted plants from shellbank to protect dotterel breeding area||Autumn & winter||1 - 5||Dan or Jonah: 372 5647|
|Waitawa||Mountain Bike Track metalling||Anytime||6 - 20||Stan 292 2457|
|Beach clean-up & Amenity garden weeding||Anytime||6 - 20||292 2457|
Higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed from 1 May 2018.
A number of higher risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park are closed. A Controlled Area Notice (CAN)* is in place across the forested areas of the Hunua Ranges as well as the Waharau Regional Park.
SCRUB | SPRAY | STAY on the track
Every year the Rangers of Southern Regional Parks put on a day of food and activity as thanks to volunteers who have given their time over the year. This year was special in that volunteers got a sneak preview of work on the soon-to-be-opened Waitawa Regional Park...