The Bream Head (Te Whara) Conservation Trust

The Bream Head (Te Whara) Conservation Trust

Bringing back the bird song to the beautiful Bream Head Scenic Reserve!


The Bream Head Scenic Reserve is a coastal headland 45 km south east of Whangarei. An iconic Reserve with a rugged shoreline backed by steep forest-clad slopes and rocky outcrops and peaks, Bream Head dominates the landscape. Its imposing form is a natural gateway to the Whangarei Harbour.

With sustained and intensive pest control for the past 10 years, the ecosystem on the Bream Head Scenic Reserve 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.

The restoration of Bream Head Scenic Reserve is a team effort and joint venture between people and organisations with a range of skills and interests. We continue to make steady progress and it keeps getting better. However, to reach our goal of bringing back the birdsong and creating a habitat where we can safely relocate sensitive species from offshore islands to the mainland we still have work to do.

Our main focus includes trapping pests and predators, monitoring important sites for seabirds, snails and skinks; pest plant management, re vegetation, looking after education and recreation facilities, species trans locations, fundraising and working with the community, iwi, government and industry..

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Bream Head is significant for its ecology, culture and history. The Bream Head (Te Whara) Conservation Trust is dedicated to the ecological restoration of the reserve to the way it was before pests and predators when all species were able to flourish.

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Triple your donation!   14 May 2021

BHCT has been having a busy year with some terrific things happening with new technology in predator control called "SMART" traps, newly approved super effective toxins and automated lure dispensers helping us continue to push for full ecological restoration of this taonga.

This has attracted the attention of an anonymous donor who has made a very generous offer...

For every $1 donated from now until the end of June, they will match this with $2.

That means that your donation of $25 becomes $75...or $50 becomes $150....$100 becomes $300.

This is a fantastic opportunity for BHCT to raise some much needed funds that will enable us to continue our path toward a pest free future!

Please donate now at our Campaign page here:

Our goal is $15,000.

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Glenda on 20 Mar 2024
Your doing an amazing job
Odette on 16 Sep 2023
In return for Leasy's beautiful meditation
Karen, Maxine and Tristan
Karen, Maxine and Tristan on 29 Apr 2023
Remembering Barbara Carr who so loved this land, and has now returned to the earth.
Robin on 27 Apr 2023
In memory of Barbara Carr an early volunteer to the Trust
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Thank you for remembering one of our early volunteers with your donation. The trust now supports a large number of volunteers and they are the heart and soul of the organization!

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Guest Donor on 15 May 2021
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Wow, thank you for your generosity.

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