HELP Waihi aims to improve the local natural environment of the Waihi ecological area. They have been doing this mahi for more than 20 years.

They're proud to have their own work team and they also support other projects using volunteers.

Focus areas include:

  • Ohinemuri Catchments
  • Lower eastern Coromandel catchments
  • Northern Bay of Plenty catchments (Waihi Beach-Athenree)
  • Northern Hauraki catchments.

The mahi

  • Grow and plant natives

    Currently grow about 60,000 native plants and our team plants them along streams, rivers and in-&-around wetlands. This includes private farms and public reserves.

  • Planning and assesments

    Support others with restoration plans and ecological assesments.

  • Predator trap library

    Set up a predator trap library where locals can hire traps for personal use.

  • Maintenance

    We carry out maintenance spraying, weed clearing and controlling of tree weed species e.g. wilding pines, japanese walnut, bamboo and willows.


"Formed in 1997, we originally received funding from Environment Waikato, Lotto Environment and Heritage Grant, Lilian Valder Ohinemuri Trust and support from Waihi Mitre 10.

This funding helped us establish a base and native plant nursery in the Waihi College Farm Unit".