Scrub Consultants has been involved with conservation work on this large forestry, ex-pine cutover and native bush block for 5+ years. Initially we were commissioned to undertake vegetation survey and bush assessment work for a series of bush areas totaling 42ha+. We then prepared a detailed Restoration Plan covering 30ha of steep cut-over ex-pine land to be guided through a process of natural regeneration, supplemented where necessary by revegetation planting. Detailed weed and animal pest management was proposed with this work being vital to realizing the regenerative potential of the area. We also provided expert evidence relating to the ecological integrity and viability of the 30ha regenerating area at a Resource Consent hearing held to consider the non-complying application.