TE PUNA WAIORA O NUKUTAURUA is a community based project led by the Rongoamaiwahine Iwi Trust looking at involving the community in a wider freshwater plan. The group would like to invite you to walk the wai on the newly built Whangawehi walkway.
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The WCMG Annual General
Meeting was held on Saturday 2nd November 2019 with the usual committee
volunteers in attendance. The Chairman
highlighted the main events that took place over the year. The main key points were:
15 ha retired in Mangatupae
16,000 trees planted, including
4 ha of native bush retired. We also
retired 2 ha wetland and established 6,000 trees during a well-attended
community planting day with over 50 participants.
15 ha retired on Pongaroa
Station including 5 ha of native bush and the creation of a new wetland.
We were one of the finalists in
the International River Award.
The development of an Easement
for the Walkway which will be finalised in January 2020.
Formalization of a partnership
for a research project led by Beef & Lamb based around regenerative
During the meeting the committee unveiled the
cabinet designed and built by Chris Wilson.
It is planned that the cabinet will be based at Mahia and house our
awards and trophies. The cabinet (waka)
will be displayed at various agencies over a period of time to showcase what
our groups’ collaborative efforts can achieve.
Last year’s committee was re-elected and we
look forward to the coming year’s projects and milestones.
Our water monitoring
programme continues-the last run took place in early February. Despite the low
flow, water quality was reasonable over the catchment. This means that our
hard work to date is paying dividends.
The monthly check at Whangawehi went well. Water levels are dropping in the main Whangawehi stream and tributaries. Water temperature is high especially in the lower reaches. Algae dominate some of our sites which happens every summer. Over time, the shading effect from the trees will allow the water to cool down and restrict algae growth. Tree growth is phenomenal, Malcolm did a fantastic job at controlling blackberry so the place looks amazing.