our partners in hikurangi
Northland Regional Council: Responsibilities include land and water management, and environment planning and monitoring. We rely on their expert advice on catchment management and the management of freshwater resources and improving freshwater quality.
Whangarei District Council: Responsibilities include land use planning and the management of the Hikurangi Swamp Scheme. We collaborate on projects that seek to improve biodiversity values within the flood plain
Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Wai Māori (NKONWM): A collective of five regional hapū with mana whenua over the Hikurangi catchment, and a valued member of our farmer engagement group. Established leaders of conservation projects such as restoring tuna (eel) habitat and their populations across the catchment.
Fonterra farmers: There are 31 Fonterra farmers within the Hikurangi floodplain and 139 within the wider catchment.
Their individual and collective contributions are vital to the success of our programme.
Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group (IKHMG): Iwi-led multi agency co-operative that promotes integrated management, co-operation and kaitiakitanga across the whole of the Kaipara Harbour, and including the flagship farm and industrial sites located within Hikurangi catchment.
Northland Fish and Game: National and local advocate and promoter of wetland creation and conservation. Jointly manages the Wairua River Government Purpose Wildlife Management Reserve with DOC and Ngati Hau.
DairyNZ: Represented on our farmer engagement group. Dairy-industry funded body that aims to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of dairy farming.
NZ Landcare Trust: Community-based catchment restoration advice, support and action. Has led oxbow restoration projects.
Reconnecting Northland: A region-wide trust with strong links to tangata whenua promoting collaboration to create large-scale ecological restoration in Northland focusing on the well-being of our people and our land.