Wellington Hawke's Bay
|Wellington Hawke's Bay
||+64 4 471 0726
||+64 4 381 3057
||18-32 Manners Street
||PO Box 10420
The Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservancy manages 381,725 ha of public conservation land in the lower portion of the North Island, the Hawke's Bay, Manawatu Rangitikei and the Chatham Islands, some 800 kilometres southeast of Wellington.
The conservancy contains diverse landforms, indigenous plants and wildlife, and an extensive varied coastline.
For management purposes, it is divided into five areas, each with its own office and staff. The conservancy headquarters is in Wellington.
12 percent of the conservancy is public conservation land. Much of this is represented by the dominating and rugged ranges of five forest parks.
DOC manages 10 percent (8001 ha) of the Chatham Islands as public conservation land.
- Tararua Forest Park (120,000 ha)
- Rimutaka Forest Park (20,000 ha)
- Aorangi Forest Park (20,000 ha)
- Ruahine Forest Park (95,000 ha)
- Kaweka Forest Park (60,000 ha)
Hundreds of reserves protect wetlands, wildlife, forest remnants, and marine and coastal and historic sites.
They include Kapiti, Matiu/Somes and Mana Islands, Lake Wairarapa, Pukaha/Mount Bruce, Castlepoint, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Reserve, Ahuriri Estuary, Boundary Stream Mainland Island, Tawhirihoe Scientific Reserve, Mangaweka Scenic Reserve, Manawatu Gorge walking track, three marine reserves, and the Manawatu Estuary, designated under the RAMSAR Convention as a wetland of international significance.
Historic reserves include Wellington's old Government Buildings and the Otatara Pa in Hawke's Bay.
Tuku, Mangere and Rangatira Nature Reserves are among protected sites on the Chatham Islands.
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