Te Pahii Wildlife Sanctuary
Purpose of group: Restoration of a formerly grazed coastal site, including sanddune and backdune areas.
About the group: Te Pahii is just south of Elliot Bay on Rawhiti Road. The owners fenced off the land over thirty years ago and since this time have planted over a thousandnative trees, weeded, protected historic sites and trapped many hundred pests. In the last few years pingao has been planted into the spinifex dunes to re-establish the natural pingao population which had been devastated by rabbit browsing.
Contact: Peter Sharpe