Whangawehi update

A lot of work has been completed this month and it is good to celebrate the fact that the whangawehi stream is fully fenced off on both sides of the river from the bridge to the Taharoa Trust (7.5 km). This is an achievement, well done to you all landowners, whanau, sponsors and agencies. The first native trees have been delivered today. A total of 47 000 should be established this winter on Pongaroa and Grandy Lake Forest.

The Health and Safety pre inspection visit was carried out on Friday with the contracting crew scheduled for mid July 2016.IMG_9505.JPG

Another milestone completed this month is the construction of our shelter, a magnificent building erected via donations from Carters, private contributions from Land owner Pat and Sue O’Brien and DOC. This shelter will offer a place to rest for those wanting to come and discover the restoration project whether they are trampers walking down the walkway or school students completing environmental work.

Thank you all for your hard work, you can be proud of your achievements.

Te Mahia School at the National Aquarium

From Te Mahia School blog :

We have to be the luckiest Kura ever! We have had the most amazing couple of days. We had an awesome time at Tutira School yesterday as well as the pools. We had an adventurous overnight stay at the aquarium! And this morning we were treated to a surprise sit and chat with a real life penguin! Her name was Draco. She was tiny- but was 9 years old (which is like 90 penguin years!!!). After that we got to go up to the top of the tanks and see where the diver gets in the water! We then went down and watched him feed the fish. After a quick play we went for a walk to perfume point to see the “sea mural” and then had some pizza at the park. We have just finished visiting Eskdale School who are a green gold enviro school- we have a lot of ideas about what we can do at Te Mahia School! Also a very big ka pai to the tamariki who we were constantly told had amazing manners and were such awesome kids! Also a big thank you to the awesome crew of parents! Without you camp wouldn’t happen A massive thank you to the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group who contributed $2000 towards our junior camp this year. The purpose was to learn more about the little blue penguin and also to network with other like-minded enviroschools. How lucky are we that they support our learning opportunities for our tamariki down in Napier. WCMG, thank you very much!


Green Ribbon Award

The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group had the privilege to be selected for the third time at the Green Ribbon Award, a National Award put in place by the Ministry for the Environment. On Tuesday the 8th of June, Pat O’Brien Chairman and Nic Caviale Delzescaux Coordinator attended the evening ceremony at the Beehive in Wellington. Unfortunately, the group didn’t win  but a lot of good contacts have been made. This award is a great National Event and it is a privilege to have been selected amongst over 100 projects.


Whangawehi story on Predator Free NZ website

Predator free NZ put up the Whangawehi story on their website. If you want to know more about the article, please follow the links :


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