Conservation Award for Moerangi Station
Wednesday, 02 September 2009
Late in 2008 Barry Pope, manager of Moerangi Station was awarded with a Tongariro Taupo Conservation Award for the work which has been completed in planting the riparian sections of the station.
Moerangi Station is located between Lake Otamangakau and Kuratau, and comprises a large part of the upper catchment of the Kuratau River. The award was presented by the Tongariro/Taupo Conservator and WCEET Trustee, Paul Green, who described the farm entity as a great model for the future of the Taupo catchment, and highlighted they had planted and fenced off 135ha of a protected wetland area using funding sourced from WCEET. He supported them in leading the way with changed land use practices and reducing the nitrate leaching into the lake.