Classification: Lake River Stream
To reconnect the marae and community with parts of the river that we have utilised for generations, taking responsibility and playing an active role in the restoration of its health and wellbeing.
Information in the My Waikato app(external link). You can download the My Waikato app from the app store
Wetland system reconstruction on traditional pa site, to help enhance Waikato River.
A guidebook to facilitate hui and a web page to be used as resources for the community
Nestled in the 'Town of Trees', the dedicated members of the Cambridge Tree Trust are working to keep the town beautiful, attract the song of native New Zealand birds and support the recreational spaces for the very active community.
Enhancing and protecting the Pokaiwhenua Stream
The Gully Restoration Programme is a partnership between Hamilton City Council and the community. The aim of this popular programme is to raise an awareness and appreciation of Hamilton's gully systems, and actively promote and enable the physical restoration of this resource.
This Lake Ngaroto project will see the installation of a water treatment system to reduce sediment and nutrients entering the lake.
To establish a cultural framework and operational monitoring programme for the Waikato River
To develop a cultural framework based on Te Arawa River Iwi Matauranga
To protect, restore, assess and improve the health status of Mangaone, Mangaharakeke and Mangaonua Streams
To remove car bodies and rubbish from the Waikato River
This is the last stage of a multi year project to restore the Eastern Whangamarino wetland.
To access the opportunity for quality eel production from Lake Waikare, by koi Carp reduction regimes
To access the opportunity for quality eel production from Lake Whangape
This project involves the ecological enhancement and restoration of a large area of land near the Waikato River in the upper catchment. The work includes the removal of a significant amount of pest trees and other noxious vegetation.
To improve the health and well-being of the Waikato River by examining the apparent decline of the koura fishery in the Upper Waikato and the potential causes.
To support and restore privately owned gully areas in Hamilton
This project aims to showcase a more culturally appropriate treatment of wastewater through the use of habitat wetlands.
To educate Hamilton landowners about restoration on privately owned gully areas
The project involves work to raise an awareness and appreciation of Hamilton's gully systems and actively promote and enable the physical restoration of this resource.
This is a Queen Elizabeth National Trust project to protect Harker Reserve by rebuilding fences and enhancing the area which protects a small tributary of the Waikato River.
This project will restore a 1.2 kilometre stretch of the Waikato River bank near Mystery Creek.
This project will implement several of the goals, strategies and actions listed in the Waipa Catchment Plan.
This is a major international conference on river science being organised by the University of Waikato providing an opportunity to showcase the vision and strategy for the Waikato River.
Develop manuka ecosystems to improve the water quality in Lake Waikare.
Protecting and enhancing the Whangapoa Stream
This project involves riparian enhancement work on the Kaniwhaniwha Stream at Te Pahu.
The aim of this project is to restore and protect an erosion prone area of the Karapiro river system.
This project aims to restore the riparian margins of the lower reaches of the Karapiro Stream
To restore and enhance the Kimihia catchment
To continue to restore and enhance the Kimihia catchment
To restore health to Lake Kimihia and Kimihia Stream, a tributary of the Waikato River that has been adversely affected by mining, farming and forestry within its catchment
To clean the waterway and surrounding reserve at Lake Koromatua
Lake Maratoto is a 16ha peat lake located 10 km south of Hamilton City. The lake drains into Mystery Creek before flowing into the Waikato River. 46 ha of lake and surrounding wetland vegetation have been legally protected by a QEII National Trust Open Space Covenant since 1983.
Improve lake water quality and restore and increase indigenous riparian margins of Lakes Milicich and Ngarotoiti and Henderson's Pond.
This project aims to improve the biodiversity linkages between the Waikato River and its tributories and to improve the quality of the water from the Matarawa Stream by reducing silt and the inflow of nutrients to the waterway.
Wetland restoration, including improvin the water quality of Lake Ngahewa by fencing off two wetland areas to prevent entery of livestock
This project involves improving the environmental state of one catchment to make a positive long term contribution overall to improving the health and wellbeing of Te Awa O Waikato.
This project by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ)is to support restoration of peat lakes in the Lower Waikato River catchment. CVNZ’s vision is to bring local communities together to carry our practical restoration projects on key sites at Lakes
This project involves the protection and plantings for Lake Otamatearoa and Lake Parkinson in the lower end of the catchment.
This is a project to restore an area of riparian margin on the shores of Lake Rotongaro.
Reducing Hamilton Lake’s nutrient status, thereby reducing the probability of blue-green algae.
To improve the health and wellbeing of Lake Waahi
Protect, restore and enhance a 6ha wetland in the Waikokowai arm of Lake Waahi.
The development of a demonstration site where Koi Carp can be caught, harvested and processed.
This project is centred on the northern foreshore of Lake Waikare where some restoration work has already begun on wetland areas.
This project involves a riparian planting project along a one kilometre section of Lake Waikare southern shores near the Matahuru Stream and the Nikau Farm Estate.
This project is concentrated on the restoration of a riparian margin on Lake Whangape.
Native planting and weed control in the riparian buffer of the lake.
To improve the water quality of the Lower Mangapiko stream by encouraging land owners to permanently exclude stock from all waterways.
This is the latest project in the on-going restoration of the lower Mangapiko Stream between Te Awamutu and Pirongia.
A community led project for landowners near the Mangapiko Stream
This project by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is to support restoration of peat lakes in the Lower Waikato River catchment.
This project is to complete two new priority restoration projects on the main stem of the Waikato River and surrounding inflowing catchments, including the Mangawara Stream, Te Onetea Stream, Opuatia Stream, and in/outlfows of the lower Waikato lakes.
To restore a riparian ecosystem on one of the margins of the Lower Waikato River.
This involves riparian planting on a range of terrain, stream size and farm type, so farmers within the lower Waipa River Catchment and Waikato River Catchment can easily visit these "showcase sites".
To plant 100,000 native trees per annum in the Lower Waipa River Catchment
To restore and protect the Mangakotukutuku Stream
To extend on the Mangakotukutuku Stream Care Group's development plan upstream in Peacockes Road.
The project is a collaboration between the Mangakotukutuku Stream Care Group, the Waikato Regional Council and three farm owning entities (referred collectively to as Golden Valley Farms).
This project seeks to establish appropriate indigenous riparian vegetation on 4km of the main stem of the upper Mangakotukutuku Stream (Rukuhia tributary).
Restore a wetland at the base of the Mangakowhiriwhiri Stream, where it enters Lake Whakamaru.
A physical restoration project on the margins of the Mangamingi Stream
Restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Mangaonua catchment.
The projects involves improving the Waikato River water quality through the establishment of native plants on the Mangaonua Gully System which will filter the water as it enters the waterway and minimize subsidence in the gully.
The Mangaotama Wetland Restoration project aims to restore a 30 hectare wetland near Ngahinepouri.
This project represents a continuation of the very successful community led project involving the Lower Mangapiko Streamcare Group, local landowners, agencies and industry who live along the Mangapiko stream downstream of Te Awamutu. The Mangapiko stream runs between the townships of Pirongia and Te Awamutu.
To undertake riparian enhancement work on the Mangapu River at Oparure.
This is a project to restore the Mangatea Stream and its tributaries including a number of wetlands.
This project is able to proceed with permission gained from the neighbouring land owners to clear the Mangati stream all the way out to the river. Finally reconnecting the old trade route and allowing inanga access again. We would like to clear the stream by hand and where possible to use a digger .
The project aims to support the choked and disappearing Mangati Stream, turning it once again into an important part of the biodiversity of the northern channels of the lower Waikato River.
This project involves the physical restoration and planting of three sites. One near the Huntly water treatment plant on the Waikato River and the other two on the Mangawara Stream.
To provide the protection, restoration and enhancement of the fisheries resources of the Waipa River catchment for present and future generations through customary practices that are consistent with the tikanga and kawa of the Maniapoto iwi.
This project’s primary objective is to restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Mangaone Stream which is a tributary of Te Awa o Waikato.
Protect and preserve sites within "Area C" that are of significance to Maniapoto Iwi to prevent them from damage or destruction.
Build whanau and hapu capacity and capability to contribute to the restoration and protection of the Mangaokewa Stream.
Restoring iwi relationship with te awa o Waip
The overarching purpose of this restoration project is the restoration of the ecological and cultural values of the Matahuru Wetland on the shores of Lake Waikare, in order to make a significant contribution to the restoration of the lake ecosystem itself.
To provide visitor access through to the Waipa River and Mangapiko Stream
To restore margins of the Waipa River and tributaries in the vicinity of Pirongia Village.
The Maungatautari Wetland Restoration Project will deliver three separate native wetlands, in 2.5ha of ephemeral and perennial streams, within and adjacent to existing dairy farming pasture in Maungatautari.
A project to undertake Waikato River access and planting near the entrance to the Maurea Marae.
To restore an area of the Waikato River, located near Cambridge Primary
To extend Cambridge Primary School's riverbank enhancement project from the previous year and make the area recreationally/leisurely useable
The Moakurarua River has been identified as a Priority 1 catchment within the recently released Waipa Catchment Plan.
?Restoration of a 4ha area of peat bog next to Moanatuatua Scientific Reserve, Waipa District
This is a whitebait habitat restoration project on Motu Kakaho island near the mouth of the Waikato River.
Trees for Survival Trust in collaboration with the Waikato Regional Council will expand its operation by recruiting schools to grow native trees
To protect streams within the City by controlling pest plants, supporting native biodiversity and filtering storm water
Development of a restoration plan focused on Ngatamariki Scenic Reserve with consideration of the Lower Orakonui Stream catchment.
This project involves existing environmental undertakings as new initiatives to build iwi capacity in understanding, planning and implementing cultural & environmental projects within the Waikato catchmen.
To undertake wilding pine control within the Orakei Korako/Red Hills.
To improve the water quality and habitat of the University’s Lakes – Oranga and Knighton
This project aims to make a difference by building capacity at Oruanui by educating whanau about protecting and restoring wetlands, streams and whenua
A restoration project on the Mangakotukutuku Stream in a habitat for threatened and endangered native fish species.
This project involves 49 schools in the clearing of the embankment along the Waikato River from Tuakau to the Bombays.
This project builds on the existing work that has been undertaken over the past ten years by the South Waikato Environmental Initiatives Fund to provide additional trees for riparian planting.
To develop the Raukawa Environmental Management Plan
To develop a Raukawa Fisheries Plan for Catchment B of the Waikato River
To develop the second stage of the Raukawa Fisheries Plan for Catchment B of the Waikato River
This is a collarborative community project which proposes to restore appropriate indigenous riparian planting on a 520m reach of a tributary of the Mangakotukutuku Stream in Resthills Park, which is a Hamilton City Council owned sports field located in Glenview, Hamilton.
This initiative is a series of indigenious planting trials under willow canopy along the banks of the Waikato River and Waahi Stream near Huntly.
This project is aimed at improving understanding of where ecological restoration projects and intiatives are being undertaken across the entire Waikato (including the Waipa) River Catchment.
Restoration of the Matahuru Wetland on the shores of Lake Waikare.
To develop a cost integrated management plan for the restoration of Lake Ngaroto.
To extend the awareness and use of the 'Planting Wheel’ which was created in 2011, by doing an outreach programme with rural professionals.
To develop science information into a tool that identifies the best planting solution for landowners
To establish stream bank and flood stabilisation on Hamilton streams
To restore riparian ecosystems at three key sites in the Lower Waikato River Catchment
Restoration of a significant River Island – Te Takapuu o Waikato
This is a series of projects to improve the water quality entering the Waipa River, providing for eel passage and improved recreational access to the river.
To build a community asset to enhance peoples experience with the river, both organisations share very similar goals and outcomes.
To coordinate and facilitate riverbank school planting on the banks of the Waikato and Waipa Rivers
To develop a Community Catchment Restoration Action Plan
This project presents an opportunity to establish a demonstration dairy farm, environmental education and monitoring programme and wetland at St Peter’s School, Cambridge on the banks of the Waikato River.
This project is a continuation of riparian planting undertaken by St Peter's Cambridge in assocation with the Ngati Haua Mahi Trust (NHMT).
This project’s primary objective is to restore and protect the health and wellbeing of a catchment and wetland system, a tributary of Te Awa o Waikato. Ngati Haua Mahi Trust (NHMT) is working in close partnership with St Peters School on this project.
This project seeks to enhance a wetland area within St Peter College in association with Ngati Haua Mahi Trust.
This project aims to improve the biodiversity linkages between the Waikato River and tributaries in the South Waikato district.
Waikeria Prison is set amongst three large dairy units. Throughout the farms run approximately 20km of waterways including 9.5 kms of the Mangatutu Stream and 7.5 kms of the Waikeria Stream with the balance in small tributaries.
This project aims to reduce the environmental footprint of farming systems and thereby improve the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.
This DairyNZ project involves implementing sustainable milk plans on 700 dairy farms in the Upper Karapiro to enable a better environmental outcome.
Project to fully protect and restore the Tangirua wetland.
This project involves the development of a Management Plan that will restore and protect Waikato River tributaries starting at Taupiri Maunga.
The development of a fisheries plan for the Te Arawa River Iwi
To research and develop the Te Arawa River Iwi Environmental Management Plan
Installation of interpretive signs and information at sites of significance for Ngati Tahu - Ngati Whaoa on the Waikato River.
This is the latest in a number of individual stages for the Te Awa River Ride undertaking and this particular project involves the link between the Avantidrome and Cambridge.
This is a continuation of the Te Awa River Ride project and involves the creation of the section of the cycleway from the Avantidrome near Cambridge to Mystery Creek.
Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust is building a 70km cycleway which travels along the banks of the Waikato River from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. This path is called the Te Awa River Ride.
To create access to and along the Waikato River with the Te Awa River Ride
To provide access to inaccessible parts of the Waikato River through the River Trails
This project involves the Motiti Marae restoring and protecting Te Awakoura by undertaking riparian planting and fencing work along the banks of Te Awakoura waterway. Work will take place over two years and will see native planting strips along the river banks and waters.
A continuation of whitebait habitat restoration work on the Muir farm property at Ake Ake
This wetland restoration will maintain and enhance the ecological values of natural areas within Te Toke Forest and facilitate the long-term enhancement of the ecological health of the area.
Totara Downs is a 180ha dairy support farm-lease grazing block located in Mangakino, 40 kilometres west of Taupo. The property borders the Pureora Forest Park on the Western edge of the Atiamuri Ecological District. An unnamed tributary of the Mangakino Stream, which drains into the Waikato River, runs through the farm.
Restoration of 10 hectares of wetland on Fish and Game Council land near Tuakau
Address stream bank instability and arrest bank loss into the Te Onetea stream.
A long term wetland and riparian planting project in the upper reaches of the Waipa catchment on the Tunaeke Stream.
Project Vision•To keep river related traditions alive (ahi kaa – keeping the home fires burning);•To enhance spiritual, cultural and recreational connections to the River;•To improve physical access to the River for all tangata whenua to use and enjoy, and;•To support the Vision and Strategy of the Waikato River.
This project seeks to stabilise and enhance a 3km stretch of the Mangatutu Stream.
To remove exotic invasive vegetation from the west side of the Waikato River, from the Parry Street boat ramp at Huntly downstream for three kilometres.
To enhance riparian activities on Waahi Stream, Huntly.
Restoration and protection of urupa.
The Ballance Farm Environment Awards (BFEA) recognises and celebrates good farm practices which promote sustainable land management through an annual awards programme which is now run in 10 regions throughout New Zealand.
To create report cards which will measure the success of current and future Waikato River restoration actions
This project is a partnership between DairyNZ and the Waikato Regional Council and will provide the long term foundation and framework for all other organisations involved with Waikato River restoration activities.
To provide access to inaccessible parts of the Waikato River through the River Trails
A continuation of planting and riparian enhancement on the Waikato River Trails.
Restoration of water quality of Waikato shallow lakes - pilot project
The development of a masterplan for the restoration of the Waikato and Waipa River catchments.
To undertake research pertaining to the protection, restoration, health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.
Maintenance of wilding pine within the reserve to protect and enhance Wai-o-tapu's geothermal values.
This project will enable farmers in the Waipa Catchment to make better decisions on forestry planting to improve environmental outcomes.
Enhance and protect existing kahikatea stands
A Waikato Regional Council project to develop a 20 year Waipa Catchment Plan
Waipa Rerenoa River Restoration Project is a project focused on the Waipa River starting at Te Keeti Marae and restoring both sides of the Waipa River upstream for 6km. The Mohoanui Stream is a tributary of the Waipa River and it will also be part of this restoration project.
The dairy industry is committed to supporting on-farm changes that will contribute to desired water quality outcomes and demonstrate to policy-makers and the general public the benefits of this collective, industry action.
This project will enhance the Wairere Stream, Maniapoto Cave - Te Anaureure and its water source and its environment.
To support the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River by saving the disappearing Mangati Stream near Waiuku.
To develop a cost effective model to assess water quality based on contemporary and traditional maatauranga Maori methods
Wetlands are widespread natural filtering ecosystems. Wetland types range from freshwater bogs, fens, swamps and springs/puna to salt marshes and estuaries. Over the past 100 years wetlands extent has significantly reduced in the Waikato. Wetlands continue to decline in spite of the RMA and regional planning rules.
This stunning showcase in Te Pahu will be an exemplar of best practice for dairy farmers in New Zealand. This three year project (2015-2017) will retire 31 ha of land from grazing by restoring a 22 ha gully wetland and riparian planting another 9 ha of land adjacent to the Paratawa Stream, a tributary of the Waipa River.
This 2-year project integrates (1) the development of seepage and constructed wetland to reduce agricultural contaminant loading to the Ngutuwera Stream (Pokaiwhenua/Upper Waikato Catchment); and (2) extension of practical knowledge on wetland development and practicality to a mixed stakeholder audience of Waikato dairy farmers, Iwi and the wider community.
To restore marginal farmland into high quality and productive wetland habitat
Identify interventions to protect and restore the Whangamarino Wetland.
Restoring Wharekorino wetland area.
This project will develop a set of guidelines that encompasses different scenarios in an easy to read format that will assist in the management of willow and alder across the catchment.
To establish an award in the Ballance Farm Awards for the Waikato River Authority to recognise their funding efforts
To develop a comprehensive Waikato-Tainui Environmental Management Plan
To eradicate Yellow Flag Iris between the Tainui and Rangiriri Bridges