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Lake Runanga Restoration

Year Started: 
2010
Contact Person: 
Bernie Gunn
E-mail address: 
Group Members: 
10
Address: 
12 km WSW of Hastings near Fernhill/Omahu between the Taihape and Ohiti Roads.
New Zealand

We are restoring Lake Runanga back to its former health and fostering the return of locally extinct species back into the wetland and adjoining re-established bush. The overall lake level (350 ha.) has been restored to historic levels and now we are focusing our efforts on fencing off the lake from adjoining farmland, controlling willows within the wetland and re-establishing native forest around the lake as well as implementing long term predator control. 2.2km of fencing has already been done and 3000 plants planted. This winter will see a further 20,000 native plants planted.

Sponsors: 
Hawke's Bay Regional Council. Department of Conservation (Biodiversity Condition Fund), Hawke's Bay Fish & Game
Affiliates: 
Fish & Game, DOC, Birds New Zealand

Group Data

3200

Plants in the ground

1

Possums killed

1

Stoats killed

1

Threatened species planted

1000

square metres of weeds controlled

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