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Waitaua Awa Restoration Project

This page contains information about the restoring of the Waitaua Awa (River).
Updated: 4/08/2016 11:02 a.m.
Logo of Waitaua Awa Restoration.

Whangarei District Council is supporting the Mountains To Sea Conservation Trust in restoring the Waitaua Awa (River).

The vision is to:

“… bring together the community with a shared goal to improve the health of the Waitaua Awa.”

This year’s major goal is to plant 10,000 trees in the Gillingham Road Reserve in Tikipunga.



Upcoming activities


He Kakano
Every Friday during school term 

10am - 3pm
Help MTSCT Coordinator Soozee McIntyre grow thousands of native plants to be planted out along the Waitaua Awa, along with other volunteers & school groups.


Waitaua stream monitoring in Kamo & Tikipunga, Mornings Help MTSCT Coordinator Soozee McIntyre carry out monthly monitoring, testing E. coli, turbidity, temperature to measure any changes in the water quality.

RSVP to Soozee@whitebaitconnection.co.nz, 09 433 9880.

Planting Days

59 Gillingham Road, Tikipunga
Saturday 6th August, 10.30am - 3pm - Open to the public
Tuesday 16th August, 9.30am - 3pm - Open to schools and public
Thursday 18th August, 9.30am - 3pm - Open to schools and public

Saturday 3rd September, 10.30am - 3pm 60 Vinegar Hill Road
Planting native plants along the Waitaua River. Bring a spade, closed footwear, raincoat. Some spades provided along with snacks & refreshing drinks.


RSVP to nicki@whitebaitconnection.co.nz (required)

For more information on the programme, view their video here

Or download a copy of their Restoration Programme Brochure



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