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Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust

Our vision is to bring back the birdsong to the Routeburn and Dart Valleys by creating an inland sanctuary in them. We aim to establish opportunities for business and the public to contribute to funding and implementing biodiversity gains and appreciation in these valleys. We currently focus on the yellowed (mohua), rock wren (piwauwau) and are exploring options for blue duck (whio), kiwi and kaka.

Members One patron (Helen Clark - former PM NZ), 9 trustees, 2 ex-offico trustees from DOC and a part-time exec officer

Lower Mangapiko Streamcare Group

Aim: To reduce erosion and flooding, reduce flow of sediments and nutrients into the stream, improve riparian habitat and biodiversity and adopt a sustainable land management practices

Activities: Weed control especially willow, fencing and planting

Parties involved: Landowners, Waikato Regional Council, Fonterra, Waipa District Council,  NZ Landcare Trust, Te Awamutu College , Periodic Detention workers

Te Awa River Ride Trust

Aim: Celebrating the Waikato River by linking community, culture and ecology through active experiences

Activities: Planting and fencing

Parties involved: Perrys, Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council,Waikato-Tainui, Trees for Survival

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