our partners in hikurangi


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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.  

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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 

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.     

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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.