Photo of Pohutukawa trees in flower in Russell, Bay of Islands

The Russell Protection Society

Promoting Wise and Sustainable Development

Russell is one of New Zealand’s unspoiled gems, it has a unique and unparalleled charm with its mix of history and natural beauty.

The Russell Protection Society was formed in 1986 by a group of enlightened ratepayers with the specific purpose of promoting wise and sustainable development that compliments the historic and special character of Russell and its surrounds.

While development pressures are ever increasing, The Russell Protection Society’s mission remains unchanged. We strive to protect the intrinsic values that attract people to live, work, visit and holiday in Russell.

Get involved with the The Russell Protection Society

We're always looking for more people to join us and help us preserve Russell's historic character. If you're interested in becoming involved, please click the button below to join our society.