On the 12 of December, Malcolm Rutherford from QE2 Trust came to Mahia to assess Pongaroa Station’s bush blocks. Bevan, Farm Manager, is interested in fencing off all significant bush blocks on the farm. In total 40 ha could be retired in covenanted in the next few years. It is encouraging to see the work done along the river extended in the tributaries and subcatchments.
The data from the last water monitoring run, done in early December, is now available.
E Coli levels are below guidelines at the bottom end of the catchment but still high in certain tributaries. With water temperatures rising, algae grow is also taking place.
Sean Hogan from TVNZ came to Whangawehi to illustrate via a short video clip how small rural communities can address water quality issues. Enjoy the viewing and well done to you all.