our partners IN THE TE WAIHORA/LAKE ELLESMERE CATCHMENT
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.
Fonterra Farmers: There are 10 Fonterra farmers within the Ararira catchment. Their individual and collective contributions are vital to the success of our programme.
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.
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.
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.