In recognition of the significance of Bream Head, the Bream Head Conservation Trust was formed in 2002 to work in partnership with the local and wider Whangarei communities, the Whangarei District and Regional Councils, iwi, and the Department of Conservation to manage the ecological restoration of the Bream Head Scenic Reserve.

Its vision is to restore Bream Head to a place in which natural ecology has been returned to healthy forest and abundant bird song, and where visitors can experience nature at its best.


  • Greg Innes (Chair)
  • Robin Lieffering (Deputy Chair)
  • Don Hewitt (Treasurer)
  • Kim Tito (Iwi Representative)
  • Rod Gates
  • Geoff Pike
  • John Gardiner
  • Steve Westgate
  • Mayor Cutforth
  • Bill Mallett
  • Bindy Caesar

Department of Conservation Liaison

  • Lynnie Gibson

Restoration Committee

  • Geoff Pike – Co Chair
  • Wendy Holland – Co Chair
  • Cathy Mitchell – Treasurer
  • Alan Willis
  • Claire Pearson

Education Committee

  • John Gardiner
  • Claire Pearson
  • Susan Halliwell

Communication Committee

  • Bindy Caesar
  • Mick Buckley

Rangers Committee

  • Greg Innes
  • Geoff Pike
  • John Gardiner


  • Annie Everson-Dawn

Friends Secretary

  • Jane Barr


  • Pete Mitchell
  • Evan Davies
  • Bruce Cole-Baker