Our goal is to bring our maunga back to life, see kokakō and other key native species re-introduced to Mt Pirongia, and we're getting the community on board to help us make it happen.

We focus our efforts on controlling pests and reintroducing native species on the mountain. This work is achieved by working with volunteers and landowners around Pirongia. 

"The maunga has a life of its own. The rivers and streams are its arteries, feeding the mountain's essence and purifying it. But it is humans who provide the being's consciousness, the centre of feeling and responsibility."

- Tom Roa, Purekireki Marae


What we're doing to restore Pirongia

Bait station being checked and refilled
Dactylanthus plant growing
Bat monitoring
Volunteer installing bat monitoring equipment
Kokako bird
Robin (Pitoitoi) on the Maunga
Volunteer opportunities
Group shot of volunteers
Hands holding a plant on the Maunga
Visitor centre
Visitor centre in Pirongia
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