Photo by Bradley Shields

Pest Free Onetahua,
A vision for a thriving wildlife habitat

Pest Free Onetahua has a bold ambition to bring an abundance of birds and other native wild-life back to North West Golden Bay. It’s a long-term shared community vision to enable future generations the chance to enjoy a wealth of native wildlife in this wāhi tapu - a sacred place, rich in Māori traditions and ancestral stories.

Project scope

Comprising almost 12,000ha in the South Island’s northernmost peninsula, the project area stretches from Farewell Spit south to the Whanganui Inlet, taking in the Kaihoka Scenic Reserve and Pakawau Forest and some private land bordering these areas.
More about the project
Predator Free Farewell Spit map

Support Us 

Volunteer your time and expertise, or help us with funding and promotion. There are lots of ways for you to get behind this historic project. Take a look at our brochure and see how you can get involved. 
Download The Brochure
Pest Free Onetahua Donate Brochure cover
Photography by Bradley Shields and Rebecca Bowater
Caspien Terns on Farewell Spint - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
White Fronted Tern on Farewell Spit - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
Australasian Gannets - Photo Credit Bradley Shields
Weta - photo credit Andy MacDonald
Photos by Bradley Sheilds

The project partners

Pest Free Onetahua is a partnership between Tasman Environmental Trust and Manawhenua Ki Mohua working with local landowners, businesses and the residents of Golden Bay.

Tasman Environmental Trust logo

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