Welcome to the Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust

Profile Ecological and biodiversity values in the Taupo and Waikato catchment protected, enhanced and restored.

The Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust (WCEET) assists organisations, agencies and individuals with projects that foster and enhance the sustainable management of ecological resources in the Lake Taupo and Waikato River catchments.

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General News

Community Planting Day – Saturday 8th May 2021

Tuesday, 04 May 2021

Come and join the Project Tongariro team and help plant some native trees this Saturday!      

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Butler Farm Project

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Background The Butler Farm is a dairy farm located halfway between Koromatua and Ngahinepouri within the Waipa River catchment. The farm adjoins a section of the Tuhikaramea Stream with a significant inflow for the stream running through the middle of the farm. The Tuhikaramea Stream and sub-catchment occupy about 10 hectares of the Butler Farm, […]

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Project Updates

Planting Progress at Tuki St site

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

We have 4,750 plants in the ground this year after two community planting days. We had a great turn out on the day with just over 40 adults and numerous kids for each of our two June plantings.  We paid to have holes dug with a petrol auger, this is money well spent for the […]

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Oruatua Restoration

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

In 2007 Ardy and I began trapping introduced predators in the Tauranga-Taupo area, thanks in part to pesky possums eating all of our walnuts! As our possum trapping area expanded through the bush, we began to notice an absence of regenerating native vegetation. We witnessed a clutch of juvenile Piwakawaka fall prey to predators. It […]

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