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.



Environmental Educator position.

19/09/2014 18:42
We are pleased to announce that this position has been filled and would like to thank all the applicants and people who have shown interest in it.  We are fortunate to have employed an...

Bait laying, Spring 2014

27/08/2014 07:38
On the 14th of September this year we will be repeating our bait laying at Manawahe near the cell tower.  We need volunteers to help with this and ask you to contact us if you can help. It will...

Enviromental Educator Position

27/08/2014 07:35
Closing date for applications for this position is the 02.09.14 .

Kokako researching with your help. Adopt a pair?

22/08/2014 19:14
Hello Friends of MET This is just an update about some exciting activities that are getting under way in Manawahe. Manawahe Kokako Trust has teamed up with a variety of organisations and obtained...

Upcoming events at MECC

06/05/2014 07:11
Sunday 25th May..........Bunny hunt starting at 9am.  No cost.  Bring skinned rabbits and other pests for judging at MECC.  $1000 worth of prizes, fun activities and a BBQ.  Visitors very welcome. ...


11/02/2014 11:43
The Crew at MET and MECC have been preparing the old Manawahe School site for client use in 2014.  It is looking good and has already been used as a camp site this year. Vikki Paul has schools...

Using DOC 250 traps

11/02/2014 11:38
Peter has made a useful illustrated file explaining the safe way to use DOC 250 traps. Find it on his PROTECTION page or use this link.    

Proposed 'camp' planning session for 2014

15/01/2014 10:28
Trustees, volunteers and interested locals are invited to attend an MET family camp and planning session for 2014, at MECC on the 1st weekend in February. We are proposing Friday and Saturday...

Extension of our trap runs

27/11/2013 10:24
New traps and trap runs are being set up to improve and widen our pest control.  Peter Fergusun is looking for interested people who can visit these trap lines and reset the bait.  This is...

New Bait lines

26/09/2013 15:53
MET are taking over some new bait lines in beautiful bush near the Cell Tower Block.  We need volunteers to help. A fun morning working in pairs under a supervisor and social time...
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May meeting

09/05/2018 14:58

The May meeting of the

Manawahe Eco Trust

will be at the Eco Centre

on Thursday 31 May at 7.00 pm.

If you'd like to join us to find out more of our goals of a Predator Free Corridor in the Manawahe area - please feel free to come along.

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)