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

WCEET 2015 Funding Recipients

Monday, 18 May 2015

For the 2015 Funding round the Trust has made grants to nine projects totalling $390,121.67 Waikato RiverCare – Taupiri Ki Weanganui Waikato District Council – Biological Control of Tradescantia N Simpson – Simpson’s Ruatawiri Wetland Project R Gedye – Te La Trust Restoration Project Bike Taupo Advocacy Group – Chinamans Wetland Willow Control South Waikato […]

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Update on Waikato RiverCare Hakarimata A Extension Project

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Waikato RiverCare gets stuck into Hakarimata A extension project. Waikato RiverCare started site preparation on the WCEET funded Hakarimata project located a short distance out of Ngaruawahia Township, in November 2013.  The project in partnership with the Department of Conservation and adjoining private landowners aims to fence and re-vegetate the marginal strip reserve in autumn […]

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Project Updates

Te Toke Planting and Restoration Project

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Te Toke project area was degraded land on the banks of the Waikato River which was used for rubbish dumping, had multiple weed issues and was relatively inaccessible.  The area also has sites of cultural significance to Ngati Tahu-Ngati Whaoa. This project has involved three stages of restoration with work focused on weed control, […]

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2012 Trustees Project Sites Visit

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Trustees of the Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancment trust recently took the opportunity to visit projects which it has contributed funding to over the last few years. The day included visits to Lake Maratoto (off SH3 near Ohaupo).  Paul Smith from Waikato Regional Council met us on site and discussed the progress of protection of […]

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