Manawa Karioi

Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project is one of Wellington's oldest reforestation projects and is on land that is part of Tapu Te Ranga Marae.

Kaumatua Bruce Stewart had a large plot of land that was primarily gorse, blackberry and grass, the vision was for a 'bird and bush reserve'.

Manawa Karioi Society Incorporated was formed in 1990 to manage the project and the first seedlings were planted in 1991.

Now, 25 years later, much of the site is covered in native bush with the abundance and diversity of native plants and animals continuing to increase. Manawa Karioi is all open public access and there is a network of tracks for public enjoyment.

Contact details

Ness , Media Specialist

155 Washington Avenue,
Brooklyn 6021​/manawakarioi

Alternative contact details

Ross Gardiner , Volunteer/ Working Bee Coordinator

Activity/ServiceRestoration Project

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WhenCheck our website for information about our volunteer working bees.

Tapu te Ranga Marae
44 Rhine Street,

Island Bay,
Wellington 6034

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Getting there

  • Bus stops within 50 metres
  • Off-street parking
  • Free parking

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