Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society
Our goal is to bring our maunga and ngahere 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.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organisation. We love meeting new people and getting out on the mountain to restore our natural environment. By controlling pests to create safe habitats we are helping native species to flourish.
"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
We're looking for donations to help us re-establish kokakō on Mt Pirongia.
Donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, even that dollar you found behind the couch - it all helps.
What we're doing to restore Pirongia
Mt Pirongia is the highest mountain in the Waikato with its peak at 959 metres. Pirongia Forest Park covers 17,000ha and contains the largest tract of unbroken native forest left in the Waikato.