representatives from fonterra and doc are driving the delivery of this programme:


As the North Island Fonterra Project Manager I am responsible for the three North Island catchments – Waikato Peat Lakes, Hikurangi, and Pῡkorokoro/Miranda. Prior to joining the Living Water team at Fonterra I spent 27 years with the Department of Conservation in a variety of roles ranging from Field Ranger to Project Manager and Area Manager. My  experience includes leading biodiversity restoration, pest control, and infrastructure projects while managing often complex relationships in rural communities. I’m excited about the work we’re doing with Living Water, it demonstrates that dairying and caring for the environment are not mutually exclusive.

mike paviour

I am a DOC Partnerships Ranger and the regional lead for the Waikato Peat Lakes in the Living Water catchments. Prior to working at DOC I worked in the adventure tourism, hospitality and landscaping sectors, before joining DOC in 2000 to dedicate my energy and time to conservation. While the majority of my work is in the fields of biodiversity and wetland restoration, I also work to grow conservation with community groups, iwi and businesses.