South Kaipara Landcare is made up of residents who are passionate about the local environment.  We have a small committee and are always on the lookout for new members.  If you would like to join us on the committee or as a member please contact us at

Local photos of native birds, trees and south head landscapes

South Kaipara Landcare is hoping to put together a field guide on South Head flora & fauna, with the help of Auckland Council.

The guide will be unique to South Head – showcasing all the special and unique things that live on our peninsula.

We would love to use photos taken by South Head locals in the guide.

So if you have a great close up photo of a native bird, vegetation or a special south head landscape that you would be willing to let us use in the booklet, email us at

10 Tips for attracting birds to your backyard

Here are 10 things that you can do that could help bring native birds back to your garden.

via 10 tips for attracting native birds to your garden — Conservation blog

Te Rau Puriri (Regional Park)

Phil and the team at Te Rau Puriri have recently launched a series of youtube clips about Te Rau Puriri.  There are plenty of local faces featured in the clips, including previous owners the Smeaton’s and McLeod’s who share their memories and stories of the farms.

Cedric and Dianne McLeod – McLeods Farm – a park in the making.

Mavis Smeaton – Harbourview farm to public playground

Phil Evans- Te Rau Puriri Regional Park- An Introduction

Karen & Erin Leighton – From the saddle – Te Rau Puriri Regional Park