Help us save the Whangawehi Stream

Help us save the Whangawehi stream

NZ flagThe Whangawehi Catchment Management Group ( needs your help with the restoration of the Whangawehi stream, on the beautiful Mahia Peninsula on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zeland. As you know, this Awa is vitally important to our community – culturally, physically and spiritually. Our vision is to improve water quality, restore biodiversity and engage with our local school to forge the next generation of Gardians / Kaitiaki. Our community has already come together and made fantastic progress with 4.5 km of fencing and 16 000 trees established last winter. Now we need your help for this winter’s planting programme. We are crowd funding for the plants for two restoration projects on two farms : Taharoa/Grandy Lake Forest and Pongaroa Station. Our campaign finishes on 31st of August so we have only 2 months to reach our ambitious targets.
If you want to be part of our journey, check us out and donate at  We would also be grateful if you could share this email with anyone who you think could help.
Thank you

Ka tangi te titi When the seabird suffers
Ka tangi te kaka When the landbird suffers
Ka tangi ko koe, Then you will suffer
Ka tangi ko au Then I will suffer
Aidez nous a proteger la riviere Whangawehi

france-flagLa Communaute de Whangawehi (, petite bourgade de pecheurs eleveurs a forte composante Maori, a entrepris, il y a 2 ans la restoration de leur bassin versant situe sur la cote est de l’ile du Nord en Nouvelle Zelande. Cette communaute a pour ambition la protection d’une riviere sacree pour les tribus Maoris impliquees dans cette initiative. Le projet implique egalement le development d’un programme educatif scolaire destine a transmettre le savoir traditionnel lie a la gestion de l’environnement. Le groupe a déjà etabli 16 000 arbres natifs sur les berges de la riviere Whangawehi. Nous avons besoin de votre support pour poursuivre notre effort sur deux proprietes Taharoa/Grandy lake et Pongaroa.
Si vous souhaitez prendre part a notre ambitieux project et faire une donation, suivez le lien suivant et selectionez la ferme de votre choix  :
Grand merci pour votre aide.

Ayuda por la protección de nuestro río sagrado 

SpanishLa Comunidad de Whangawehi (  es un pequeño pueblo de pescadores criadores que tiene un fuerte componente maorí. Hace dos años comenzó la restauración de su cuenca, la cual se encuentra en la costa este de la Isla
Norte en Nueva Zelanda. Esta comunidad tiene como objetivo la protección de un río sagrado por las tribus maoríes  que participan en esta iniciativa. El proyecto también incluye el desarrollo de un programa educativo escolar destinado a transmitir el conocimiento tradicional relative a la gestión del medio ambiente. El grupo ya ha plantado 16.000 árboles nativos en las orillas del río Whangawehi. Necesitamos tu apoyo para continuar nuestro esfuerzo en dos  propiedades : Taharoa Grandy lago / y Pongaroa.Si quieres participar en nuestro ambicioso proyecto y hacer una donación, siga el siguiente enlace   y selecciona la granja  de tu elección.
Gracias  por tu ayuda.

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Fantastic Community Planting weekend at Whangawehi

The Whangawehi community organised a community planting week end on Pongaroa Station last Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers planted in a day and a half  4500 native trees. The dinner and night at the Marae were a great opportunity to get to know each other better and tighten the link between locals, bach owners and volunteers coming from as far as France! A big thank you to Shane (Farm Manager), the Whangawehi community, Marae and volunteers for their help and support. We are looking forward to seeing you again next year.

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Green Ribbon Award

The Whangawehi Catchment management Group was privildeged to be selected as a Finalist at the Green Ribbon Award on Thursday night in Wellington. The group has made it to the Finals for the second time in a row but didn’t win the Award in the “Caring for our water”. The winner was Dr Bruno David with his CarpN Neutral project in the Waikato region.

The supreme winner was Project Janszoon in Abel Tasman National Park. The project supports research into new predator control methods and work closely with schools and the community. Well done.