This project will ramp up the existing restoration works by Waikato Regional Council and Ngati Haua Mahi Trust (NHMT) underway in the Mangaonua and Karāpiro catchments.
These catchments are predominantly farmland and highly modified. They are priority areas for work identified in the Waikato and Waipā Restoration Strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.
The regional council and NHMT will work together with landowners in the two catchments, targeting areas where the greatest benefits can be achieved. These catchments deliver high loads of sediment to the Waikato River due to the presence of erosion prone soils and the impacts of land use. This work will protect and retire wetlands and seeps, riparian margins and erodible hill country which will reduce sediment and nutrient loading to streams and increase and enhance local fish habitat. NHMTT will eco-source seeds, grow plants and undertake planting for this project."
- Funded: $637,500 by One Billion Trees, Te Uru Rākau, MPI
- Total project cost: $1.5m
- Project duration: 3 years
- Number of jobs created over project life: 9