Ngā Manu is a charitable trust dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our native flora and fauna. The Trust was formed in 1974 and the Reserve was opened to the public in 1981.
Ngā Manu Nature Reserve has become a sanctuary for up to 60 different bird species, many free to come and go as they please. The Reserve offers visitors a real, hands-on nature experience that is accessible to all. Ngā Manu plays an important role in wildlife breeding programmes, research and education. The Trust works alongside DOC and the SPCA to provide recovery care for injured native birds.