Living Water is a Fonterra and Department of Conservation programme looking after some of New Zealand’s key waterways. It is a national programme focusing on five important catchments with high ecological values where the Fonterra Co-operative has a strong presence. This includes the Hikurangi catchment in the Kaipara Harbour.
After talking with others, we have identified projects that will add value to the existing great work within the catchment and also help us to make lasting improvements. Some of these include:
- A habitat investigation project to identify the best biodiversity restoration opportunities.
- Best practice riparian planting using ecosourced plants along 1km of the Mangaharuru Stream.
- Working with the Whangarei District Council and Nga– Kaitiaki o Nga Wai Maori to trial riparian planting and fencing techniques in flood prone areas.
- Completing ten farm environment plans and helping farmers adopt sustainable management techniques including environment and biodiversity protection practices.
This weekend we are riparian planting using ecosourced plants along 1km of the Mangaharuru Stream.
Volunteers are more than welcome to join us, if you would like to find out more, please contact email@example.com