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Friends of Wharemauku Stream (FOWS)
Wharemauku Stream rises in hills inland from Paraparaumu. The main stream flows through Paraparaumu Town Centre, then winds its way through Raumati to exit near the Raumati Beach shops. The aim of FOWS is to foster improved water quality and stream environment, in a stream which is a significant feature of an urban environment. A special feature of the stream is the role it plays in flood control and dispersal.
FOWS is at present concentrating its attention on a degraded tributary, known as Drain 6. Our next project is a wetland area, on Drain 6, for which we are awaiting resource consent (Sept ’11).
The Core Group of FOWS includes people who live near the stream, a farmer whose property the stream flows through, a teacher with research interest in the stream, and a member of Kapiti Coast District Council. (staff from KCDC and DOC are also closely connected with FOWS)