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Rivers, streams and lakes
Friends of the Hutt River is an advocacy group formed May 2011. Terasa Horman and Pat van Berkel were concerned about Greater Wellington Regional Council seeking permission to remove more water from the Hutt River for a period of three years whilst the reservoirs at Te Marua were strengthened and enlarged. They held two public meetings, one in Lower Hutt and one in Upper Hutt. From these meetings a group of very concerned public formed a core group.Check out our vision,aims and objectives in the Statement of Purpose in the Documents area.
We post events on our website and our members can sign up, chat about the event and post photos afterwards.
The theme of the group is sociable volunteering. As well as volunteering, events usually also include having some food, drink and plenty of time for mingling with each other and members of the groups that we are meeting up with.
The South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group was formed in October 2011. It is a rural community-led initiative and was the original brainchild of two Pirinoa Farmers.
The group's vision and goals are:
- To improve water quality and biodiversity through wetland restoration projects.
- To raise the level of awareness in the community of positive environmental management and its benefits.
- To improve farming practices through support and education.
- To promote restorative projects around Lake Onoke.
What is SOS Whau Project?
‘Sustaining Our Streams’ (SOS Whau) is a community project which aims to restore the ecological balance along the Waitahurangi(Avondale) and Parahiku Streams which connect the Blockhouse Bay, Green Bay and New Lynn neighbourhoods; these streams are tributaries to the Whau river.