our partners IN THE TE WAIHORA/LAKE ELLESMERE CATCHMENT


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Ngāi Tahu: Te Waihora and its contributing catchments have outstanding significance for Ngāi Tahu as a tribal taonga. The Te Waihora Joint Management Plan, signed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and DOC, provides for the integrated management of the lake and conservation land margins. The Taumutu Rūnanga is the lead Papatipu rūnanga with interests in Te Waihora.

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Fonterra Farmers:  There are 10 Fonterra farmers within the Ararira catchment. Their individual and collective contributions are vital to the success of our programme.

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Environment Canterbury: The key agency responsible in particular for management of water quality in the waterways and with an overall land and water planning role.

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Selwyn District Council (including LII Drainage Committee): The key agency responsible for the management of the drainage network and Yarrs Lagoon/Ta-rere-kau-tuku.


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Community Groups: There are multiple groups within the catchment undertaking conservation activities, education and advocacy including the Waihora Ellesmere Trust, Te Ara Kākāriki, Enviroschools Canterbury and Lincoln Envirotown.