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Healthy Rivers plan for change , Wai ora He Rautaki Whakapaipai

Healthy Rivers: Plan for Change/Wai Ora: He Rautaki Whakapaipai is working with stakeholders to develop changes to the regional plan to help restore and protect the health of the Waikato and Waipa rivers, which are key to a vibrant regional economy.

The plan change will help achieve reduction, over time, of sediment, bacteria and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) entering water bodies (including groundwater) in the Waikato and Waipa River catchments.

Waikato and Waipa River iwi and Waikato Regional Council are partners on this project, as set out in settlement and co-management legislation for the Waikato and Waipa rivers.

For more information view the pages below or the (updated June 2016):


What's new?


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The Collaborative Stakeholder Group (CSG) is due to confirm its recommendation in July, ahead of another opportunity for the public to have their say later this year.

View the new indicative timeline.

View a summary of the CSG's draft rules as at 7 June 2016. 


Our newsletter, Healthy Rivers Wai Ora News, is published every four to six weeks, after each Collaborative Stakeholder Group workshop.

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23 March 2016

Major milestone reached on Waikato and Waipa rivers restoration



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Healthy Rivers Wai Ora News April-May 2016

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