On last Sunday one wonderful place I visited was this Waipu River Mouth Reserve. No one is allowed to take dogs here, but there are other more suitable places to take dogs in Waipu.
In New Zealand much of our wildlife and native species have been destroyed by imported species, like stoats, weasels, ferrets and rats and mice. Even the imported deer have had a hand in the destruction. Cats and dogs don’t help either, as much of our bird life had no defence against these intruders. The list of intruders extend to opposums, wallabies, rabbits, goats and invasive plants like gorse. Having mention “Gorse” it saved my bacon once when I accidentally fell down a 50 foot cliff. So it does have its uses.
This has the potential to be a bird watchers paradise.