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 2021 Fund Recipients

Friday, 11 June 2021

For the 2021 Funding Round the Trust has made grants to twenty six project totalling $516,584.05. Waikato RiverCare – Mitchell Farm Project Gary Driver – Gary Driver Farms Michelle Miller – Michelle Miller Wetland and Gully Restoration Project Waikato RiverCare – Rumball/Healy Family Farm Project Sarick Ltd – Gully and Wetland Enhancement Project Colewin Farms […]

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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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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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