Welcome to the Little Shoal Bay Protection Society (LSBPS).

LSBPS acts as a guardian of the Bay, to ensure that the natural environment is protected and enhanced, and that no inappropriate development takes place on this precious oasis of green open space. In the years since our organisation was set up, there have many attempts to encroach on what is seen as ‘empty’ and therefore ‘available’ open space.We on the other hand, see the open space as precious for families, children and individuals to enjoy in this ever more crowded urban environment and we will do our best on your behalf to see that it remains so.

Beach, Coastline and Reserve Clean-up

We invite you to join us for a community clean-up of Little Shoal Bay, surrounding beaches and reserves on:

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 10.00am, meet near the Sea Scout Hall, LSB

Volunteers infront of a “Pink Bin” of debris collected during a previous cleanup of Little Shoal Bay

We aim to cover the coastline between Fisherman’s Wharf and Birkenhead Wharf, and around to Chelsea Bay along with associated reserves and parks (Dudding Reserve, Hinemoa Park etc) – so the more helpers the better! Disposable gloves and rubbish bags will be provided.  Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (gumboots if you have them)  – remembering your sunblock and a hat.

After the clean-up there will be a BBQ and drinks for volunteers – we hope you can stay for this to enjoy some social time.

Event arranged by the Birkenhead Residents Association and Little Shoal Bay Protection Society with support from Birkenhead Sea Scouts, Hinemoa Placemaking Group, Beyond The Fence, The Willow Bay & Needles Eye Group and Le Roys Bush Management Committee.

Generously sponsored by Northcote Tavern, New World Birkenhead, and Auckland Council.

In case of unfavourable weather conditions, please check bra.org.nz website or the BRA Facebook page for updates and/or instructions.

UPDATE on cleanup

Thanks to all who helped with the cleanup last Sunday.

About 40 people worked the shores and reserves from Northcote Point to Chelsea Bay. We cleared a lot of rubbish, mostly glass, plastics, boat debris and freeloader camper-van parts. A couple of wrecks pretending to be boats were too big for us – over to you Harbourmaster? Thanks also to New World-Birkenhead for food and the Northcote Tavern for refreshments, both very generous and welcome sponsorships.



Mangrove Removal Community Days

help remove mangroves!

Shade Cloth over children’s play area

Would you like to see a shade cloth installed over the play area in Little Shoal bay? Fill in a letter of support for us to present to the Kaipatiki Local Board on Wednesday 15th March 2017.


Friends of Leroys Bush

For more information about Leroys Bush reserve, the work of the Friends of Leroys Bush and to find out when you can volunteer on planting days, follow this link to their website:

Leroys Bush, Little Shoal Bay