Annual Reports

Te Henga Quarry

Currently the Te Henga quarry park (or Waitipu-Waitākere Quarry Park ) is closed. In April-May this year (2022) there was feedback requested on how to go about restoring the land and reopening the site as a local park for public use. WRPS strongly supports developing...

read more

Ark in the Park

Located within the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, The Ark is a collaborative project between Forest & Bird and Auckland Council, supported by local mana whenua Te Kawerau ā Maki. With 400 volunteers it protects/caretakes for 2270 hectares monitoring wildlife,...

read more

RMA reform and the NBA

What is the Resource Management Act (RMA) reform and the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA)? In February 2021, the Government announced it intended to replace the Resource Management Act with three new laws. These would be the: Natural and Built Environments Act...

read more

Waitakere Ranges Bibliography

Much has been written about the Waitakere Ranges over the years, but here is a selection of publications that you might find interesting.Some are now out of print, but many are still available in book shops and most can be borrowed from Auckland Libraries. If you know...

read more

Myrtle Rust

Waitakere Ranges Protection Society president John Edgar said it's probably just a matter of time until Myrtle rust infects the native forest on Auckland's west coast. Myrtle rust has been discovered in a Kerikeri nursery. Myrtle rust is a plant pathogen which can...

read more

New Zealand Dotterels

NZ dotterels need your help at North Piha Volunteers wanted A group of nationally vulnerable tuturiwhatu pukunui, or Northern New Zealand dotterels, nested at North Piha last summer. Auckland Council put measures in place to protect the nests and the chicks managed to...

read more

If you would like to read previous Annual reports please contact us and we will email them to you.