Manawahe Eco Trust

The Manawahe Eco Trust was formed to manage the community's interest in improving biodiversity in native forest within the Manawahe Ecological Corridor. It is a registered Charitable Trust and currently has five Trustees partnered with voluntary support from local community members.
With help from volunteers, the Manawahe Eco Trust is committed to managing and enhancing the biodiversity of the area. The Manawahe Ecological Corridor is the only forested ecological corridor that exists between the Rotorua lakes and the sea. Contained within the corridor are populations of threatened species which include the iconic species of kokako. The important landscape features within the corridor have been recognised as an outstanding regional ecological asset.



February News

11/02/2018 00:00
February 2018A brief update:  The electrical contractors Jones & Cole have completed the power reconnection, Harrisons completed the insulation installation, and the Trustees and a team of...

December News

07/12/2017 18:06
A recent highlight was showing the students from Trident's Special Education Unit our traps and catching a ratwith them. These students were so very enthusiastic about our camp and everything we had...

2017 Annual Reports

01/11/2017 15:30
The Trust has received great support from local schools and community groups in the past twelve months, with visits from numerous schools to increase students' awareness of the environment and...

Latest reports

12/09/2017 19:09
Environmental Educator   This month has been extremely quiet in terms of visits. There have been no schools or groups coming to the centre, but I made a visit to Alternative Education in...

Environmental Educator Update July 2017

07/08/2017 14:37
Trident High School sent their Year 10 class to the Manawahe Eco Centre for a three day camp in preparation for their five week visit to Great Barrier Island. These students have themselves chosen to...

Environmental Coordinator Update July 2017

07/08/2017 14:22
We are planning to extend our trapping lines to protect the southern and eastern borders of the Manawahe corridor.  Matata School is also interested in running a trapping programme in their area...

Environmental Coordinator Update June 2017

05/07/2017 13:52
MET volunteers  carried out a post treatment rat monitor on the main Cell Tower block and in Pickford's and was pleased withthe zero rat and 2% mouse indices. Interesting that the mouse index...

Environment Education Update June 2017

05/07/2017 13:40
This month we hosted a group of 17 young conservationists, students from Whakatane and Opotiki, as the start of an inaugural pilot program called Katiakitanga Kadets. Throughout the weekend they...

Monthly Update April 2017

04/05/2017 13:45
Environmental Educator Report The main event for this month was the Manawahe Multisportrace for secondary schools. Thirty seven teams from five different secondaryschools participated in this race...

Monthly update March 2017

03/04/2017 07:54
Environmental Educator report  Our biggest visiting school group this month was St Joseph's School from Opotiki, who brought their years 1, 2 and 3, a total of 50 studentsand 22 adults. The...
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Trappers Get Together

11/02/2018 12:03

Trappers Get Together

Saturday 24 February

At the Mountfort's - 584 Herepuru Road, Manawahe

3.00pm if you'd like to wander the farm with Brent

or 5.00pm for BBQ

If wet we'll meet at the Eco Centre at 5.00pm

Would be great to see you all there

Call  Peter on 021 0395370/304 9404

Manawahe Eco Trust

12/09/2017 19:01

Annual General Meeting


26 September



All welcome

Join us and share light meal

July meeting of the Manawahe Eco trust

05/07/2017 13:57

The next meeting of the Manawahe Eco
Trust is at the Eco Centre

* Tuesday 25 July at 6.30pm

* We'll be providing hot soup

* You are all welcome to  attend

2017 Bunny Hunt

03/04/2017 08:30

Sunday 14 MAY

Register between 9 and 9.30am

Manawahe Eco Trust 6 Hour Race 2016

05/11/2016 08:00

We have created another great course through stunning bush and steep farmland up in Manawahe. The race will be held on Saturday the 5th November 2016. Get you teams together and enter this fantastic race. 

September events

24/09/2016 10:00

Working Bee - Manawahe Eco Centre

From 10.00am - can you help?

Baiting Day - Sunday 25 September

From 8.00am - 1595 Manawahe Road - BBQ lunch to follow

AGM - Sunday 25 September

2.00 pm  - 1595 Manawahe Road (if wet at the Centre)

2016 Manawahe Eco Trust Bunny Hunt - Sunday 1st May

06/05/2015 22:41

Registrations from 9-10am  No cost to enter.  Plenty of great prizes up for grabs. We have lots of fun activites and competitions organised for afterwards.  Bring the family along to socialise, enjoy the day and a BBQ lunch. 

2015 MET 6 Hour Adventure Race

06/05/2015 22:13

Thank you to everyone who competed in our 6 Hour Adventure Race.  We hope you enjoyed the race. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors and supporters – Whakatane District Council, Edgecumbe Lions, Julians Berry Farm, Pee Jays White Island Tours, Christie Electrics, New World Whakatane and Kai Iwi Honey.  

Huge thanks to all the volunteers that were on board for the day and during the lead up to the race.  You all did such a great job and your contributions are what brings it all together to help us deliver a successful event.

Here are the race scores: 2015 Teams Scores.xls (56,5 kB)