Welcome to Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves
The Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves is a local environmental care group. We work to promote and enhance the conservation and long term preservation of bush reserves in Tawa.
We liaise with the Wellington City Council to achieve these aims.
Have you experienced a walk-through of all the well preserved native bush reserves that Tawa has to offer?
We are so privileged to have these within our suburb!
Here’s why our native bush matters – in pictures
Ensuring that the indigenous bush reserves of Tawa remain an inspiration and joy for today’s citizens, and for future generations
What We Provide
We undertake active guardianship on matters concerning the indigenous bush reserves of Tawa
Regular working bees
Members and school groups participate to improve the public access tracks, to undertake tree planting, weeding around planted trees, or pest plant removal
Education & Knowledge
We encourage interest, use, and research into the historical, cultural, scientific, ecological, botanical and recreational aspects of the bush areas of Tawa
Come join in
Our Upcoming Events
Bring along your gloves and lend a hand tending our native taonga
Sunday Working Bee
1:30pm – 4.00pm
11th July 2021
(postponed due to weather)
Access via Unit 19, 42 Main Road, Tawa
Tuesday Working Bee
1:30pm – 4.00pm
27th July 2021
Porirua Stream besides 86 Oxford Street, Tawa
10.00am – 2.00pm
10th July 2021
Jasmine vine weeding
Meet at top of Greyfriars Cres, Tawa
residents in Tawa
plants in the ground
pests caught (this year)
Did you know…
Massive Tawa live here
Tawa is reputed to have the biggest Tawa tree in the Wellington region. Do you know where this tree is in Redwood Bush? It’s trunk girth at chest height is 3.14m!
We saved huge Matai trees
Have you seen the huge matai trees in Larsen Crescent Reserve that were saved by local residents from being felled at the time of housing development?
If you would like to take part in a guided walk through one of our gems of native reserves, please feel free to contact us
Reserves and Walks
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than they seek.”John Muir
Books on Tawa Reserves
Available to purchase at the Tawa Library
(Click on the covers for more detail)
Thanks to Gil Roper for the research and content contributed to this site
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The Tawa Area – Then and Now
View over Tawa Flat with the Porirua-Johnsonville Motorway, Linden Primary School and the communities of Raroa Park, Linden, Tawa and Redwood, Wellington City. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-47281-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/30633703 & Google Earth Image 2021