How to join WRPS

Ways to support the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

Ways to support the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society

“if so we guard its grandeur”. Professor EM Blaiklock

Since its formation in 1973, WRPS has acted as the conservation watchdog for the Waitakere Ranges and the West Coast. In 2008 we succeeded in getting special legislation passed to better protect this unique area. However our work continues to ensure that the The Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act is implemented effectively and that any changes in governance do not compromise it.

The Ranges today face unprecedented pressure from development, invasive weeds and pests, and unmanaged visitor numbers. There will always be more work to do to ensure that this 30,000 hectare west coast forest that was devastated by logging 100 years ago will in time recover its former wonder and beauty.

The Society depends entirely on voluntary donations, membership fees and fundraising. The most effective way to help protect the Waitakere Ranges is to Join the Society or make a donation or regular payment. By doing this you provide us with the resources to educate, inform and take legal action when necessary


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If you’d like to know what we’re doing you could join our email list or our Facebook Group.


Join us, become a member or donate:

Members receive the latest Newsletter, an invitation to attend the Annual General Meeting and will be kept up-to-date on key issues affecting the Waitakere Ranges. Occasionally we may ask members to write a letter or a submission in support on a specific issue.

Membership Survey

To help us better represent our members we ask you to please take the time to fill out our membership survey. The details will remain confidential to the society and will not be made available to any other party for any reason.

Fill out our membership survey

Payment Options

Join us. Become a member

Family / Group $35.00
Single $25.00
Senior / Unwaged $20.00
Lifetime Membership $250

Donations over $5 are tax deductible. All subscriptions and donations will be acknowledged and a tax invoice provided.

Online Banking Details

Our bank is Kiwibank

The account number to use in the format Bank-Branch-Account No-Suffix is:


Please use “[year] Sub” and your surname as a reference, eg 2014 Sub Jones


Make a Bequest

Bequest to the Waitakere Ranges Protection Society.docx