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Waitaua Awa Restoration Project

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This page contains information about the restoring of the Waitaua Awa (River).
Updated: 27/06/2019 3:54 p.m.
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As part of the Blue/Green Network, Whangarei District Council is supporting Whitebait Connection (Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust) in restoring the Waitaua Awa (River).

The difference Whitebait Connection makes is:

“Connecting communities to take positive action for the living treasures in their waterways”

So far this year, volunteers have helped to plant 1,600 plants at Tikipunga Sports Park.

A new wetland has been planted and gaps in established plantings along the river have been filled with extra plants.

Be part of the project

Native Plant Propagation at He Kakano Community Nursery

Every Friday 10am - 3pm

Help Whitebait Connection's native plant propagation gurus and other volunteers to grow thousands of native plants for streamside planting in Whangarei.


Last week of every month 

Sampling Waitaua stream water quality in Kamo & Tikipunga.

Planting Days

Planting native plants along the Waitaua River. Bring a few friends or family members to help, spade and gloves if you have them, plus snacks, full water bottle, sunscreen, gumboots or sturdy closed shoes, parka, hat.  

Community planting days are advertised on Waitaua Awa Restoration Project's Facebook page

Volunteer for a public planting day or contact us to register your school, workplace or group for your own special planting day. 

Waitaua Awa Restoration Project - Facebook



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