Welcome to Friends of Le Roys Bush

 Welcome to the Friends of Le Roys Bush website
Le Roys Bush (Wai Manawa) is a beautiful complex of reserves with streams and walkways running from Birkenhead Village (Highbury) down to Little Shoal Bay beach

Click here for our latest News

Kauri dieback: 
To protect our kauri, vulnerable tracks in kauri reserves will be closed - visit our Kauri dieback page to learn where you can walk and how you can help - volunteers wanted to help with the protection and information programme

You are invited to these 2019 activities 
  • Upcoming working bees and events:
    • You are cordially invited to join us at these events:
      • Thursday 7 Feb  - 7.30pm at Northcote & Birkenhead Yacht Club - public meeting to discuss concerns about Council's proposed non-self-contained two night freedom camping adjacent to Little Shoal Bay and Lutners Reserve - click here for details 
      • Wednesday 20 Feb - date and time to be confirmed - meeting to discuss a renewed proposal from Council to move the board walk in lower Le Roys from the bush to the Little Shoal Bay wetland - email LeRoysBush@gmail.com if you'd like to participate
      • Sunday 24 Feb -  10am to noon - working bee - location to be advised
      • 13 Feb 2019 - upper wetland and waterfall tracks will be closed for track renewals work - the track wil be closed for three to four months 
      • Moth Plant and Woolly Nightshade Hit Squads - Feb-March - - email LeRoysBush@gmail.com if you'd like to help report and/or remove weeds
      • Possible track working bees will be held in Feb-March 2019 to bring tracks not covered by Council contracts up to safe kauri hygiene standards - email LeRoysBush@gmail.com if you'd like to help with construction
      • Friday      2 Mar -  Working Bee - 10am to noon - see news page page for details 
      • Please email LeRoysBush@gmail.com if you want to be included on the invite list for these working bees
      • See our news page for details of these events
  • You are also warmly invited to help with these Pest Free Kaipatiki campaigns
      • PFK Predator Blitz targetting rats and possums
      • PFK "Dirty Duo" hit squads targeting Moth Plant and Ginger 
      • For more info, go to 
Advance warning:  Le Roys Bush track upgrade:
  • The track between the end of the Highbury boardwalk and the three track junction was due to be upgraded starting in July 2018 - this has been postponed and the start date is not known - possibly later in the year. This will mean that access will be restricted. See our Facebook page or the newspage for further details.
  • Thanks to all who have helped out all year and in particular
 The Kaipatiki Local Board for the Volunteer Initiative Projects funding they have provided to complement voluntary work in Valley Road and Little Shoal Bay wetland.
Also thanks for their support for Pest Free Kaipatiki
 The Bank of New Zealand for the wonderful volunteer assistance in the past as part of the Closed for Good programme from 2009 to 2017 and for BNZ volunteers in 2018
See Thanks-to-our-sponsors for more details
  • Track upgrade programme
    • We have been meeting with Council staff and consultants about a programme to upgrade Le Roys Bush tracks over the next few years. Watch the news page.
  • Beyond the Fence 

Rat bait blitz  - see Rat Blitz programme  - to learn how to join next blitz 

For news and photos see our news page

Thanks to our sponsors - Auckland Council