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Rivers, streams and lakes

Cambridge Tree Trust

Remove weeds and re-vegetate areas of Cambridge with native trees, build walking tracks and provide habitat for birds

Activities: Weed control, pest control fencing, planting, building walkways and operating a nursery

Parties involved: Volunteers, Corrections Department workers, Lions, Rotary,  and schools and kindies

Greening Taupo

Improve the Taupō environment for the people and native wildlife.

Activities: Planting and weed control

Parties involved: 24 supporters including Taupō District Council, Contact Energy, Wairakei Resort Taupō, Waikato Regional Council, Taupō Native Plant Nursery, Forest & Bird, Bike Taupō and Huka Honey Hive


Waikato RiverCare Inc

Implement a sustainable programme to plant natives on the banks of the Lower Waikato River

Activities: Weed control, fencing, native planting

Parties involved: Iwi, Fish&Game, District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Corporates, Individuals

Whaingaroa HarbourCare

Restoration of the forest, lakes,  wetlands, esturaries, rivers and streams  and operate a native plant nursery, mentor other care groups

Activities: Planting and nursery operation

Parties involved: Harbour Care workers and volunteers


Lower Waitaki River Management Society

The LWRMS is a community group established in 2006 to enact the Waitaki River Management Strategy. Our goal is “To protect and enhance, in a sustainable way, the Lower Waitaki River System”. This duty of kaitiakitanga includes protection and enhancement of the habitat of the southernmost sub-population of the critically threatened Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius), which occurs in riparian seepages on the southern bank of the Waitaki River.


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