Bream Head/ Te Whara is an icon of scenery and ecological restoration without a fence. It is a testimony to the ecological transformation that can be achieved from a wide community of supporters providing a winning combination of funds, knowledge, skill and effort. With sustained and intensive pest control the ecosystem is flourishing. New species have been found, birds are being reintroduced and species that were only occasional visitors from the Hen and Chicken Islands are now breeding within the reserve. Bream Head is a message to New Zealanders that a return to a historical pre-European state of pristine forest on the mainland is within the reach of possibility.
Community Planting Day 2023
Our community planting day will take place on Sunday the 11th of June from 9am to 12 noon. Bring your whanau and friends, and join others in our community. Help plant 2,500 plants to increase habitat for our local biodiversity.