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Rivers, streams and lakes

Makaracarpas

We are a group of Makara locals who work to improve the environmental health of Makara Beach, Makara Estuary, Makara Stream and Ohariu Stream. Our core activities are riparian planting, fencing of waterways, trapping of pests, holding planting work parties and hosting an annual community field day.  We are always keen for more volunteers so please get in touch if you are interested!

Little Bay Watch

To bring back bird song into Little Bay and re-connect land people and well being through a predator free future

Activities: Weed control pest control

Parties involved: Land owners, iwi, Good Nature and Predator Free NZ

BRaid - Braided River Aid

Functioning as an umbrella group, BRaid works to protect, enhance and restore braided river ecosystems through co-operation and partnerships with iwi, individuals, schools, community groups, commercial and recreational stakeholders, and with government departments responsible for river management including local and regional councils, the Department of Conservation and Land Information NZ.

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