A number of committees have been established to assist the Trust to achieve its aims.

Restoration Committee

Initiates, directs and provides advice on restoration outcomes and involvement by the Trust within the Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

Key projects and activities include:

  • revegetation and restoration plantings (currently being undertaken at Smugglers Bay and around the coastal fringe from Urqhuharts Bay towards Busby Head)
  • organising workshops, talks and working bees with the Friends of Bream Head
  • including an annual Summer programme of events
  • close liaison with the Bream Head Ranger
  • close liaison with the Department of Conservation, Whangarei Area Office

Education Committee

Education is a key component of the Trust’s purpose. The role of the Education Committee is to provide education resources that link to the various New Zealand education curricula, provide visits to the Reserve and recognise volunteer programmes for youth. Over the last year, with the support of the sponsors, the Education Committee has taken a huge step towards meeting its vision by completing the Bream Head Education Resource.

Key projects and activities include:

  • developing and maintaining the Bream Head Education Resource
  • guided school tours

Communication Committee

The role of the Communications Committee is to provide guidance and support so as to communicate the aims of the Trust effectively.

Key projects and activities include:

  • maintaining the Trust’s website
  • providing recognition of sponsors, partnerships and supporters
  • management of the Friends’ database and correspondence
  • producing and publishing the Trust’s newsletter and external promotional material
  • writing and publishing articles and media releases

Rangers Committee

A key initiative for the Trust has been implementing a ranger for the Reserve. The consequent contract employment of Pete Mitchell has been a major step forward.

The Ranger’s Committee is responsible for overseeing and supporting the ranger and his associated activities to enable those activities to be undertaken in a sustainable manner. These are primarily the resources for the restoration of the Scenic Reserve and the Trust’s relationship with funding agencies and its surrounding community.

Key projects:

  • ranger activities
  • extension of the restoration programme from the core area to cover the whole Reserve
  • securing funding to enable sustainable programmes in conjunction with the Restoration Committee.

Recreation Committee

The Recreation Committee’s primary role is to liase with the Department of Conservation to advocate that recreational development is appropriate, well designed and maintained to a high standard.

Key projects:

  • maintenance of the Smugglers Bay and Peach Cove tracks
  • the upgrade of the Ridge track
  • investigation into an annual recreational event
  • car parks and signage