General News

Project Update of Patrick Heaghan Wetland Restoration

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: This project encompasses a partially completed wetland restoration site conducted by the landowner. The area has been completely fenced and a small open water area has been created. The further works will substantially increase the total size of the wetland and when coupled with riparian plantings will enhance the waterfowl productivity of the […]

WCEET 2016 Funding Recipients

July 7th, 2016

For the 2016 Funding round the Trust has made grants to twenty three projects totaling $662,410.33. Whaingaroa Harbour Care Tunaeke Station Ngati Haua Mahi Trust Karapiro Stream Waikato River Trails Waikato River Howick Tramping Club – Northern Pureora Kokaka Recovery Project Waikato RiverCare – Lake Ohinewai Project Waikato RiverCare – Mangawara Catchment Waikato Regional Council […]

WCEET 2015 Funding Recipients

May 18th, 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 […]

Update on Waikato RiverCare Hakarimata A Extension Project

November 26th, 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 […]

WCEET 2014 Funding Recipients

November 25th, 2014

For the 2014 funding round the Trust has made grants to twenty three projects totalling $1,116,535 for the next five years as follows: Pikitu Marae – Mangaorua Stream Restoration D McCauley – Glenim Family Farm Lower Wetland Restoration Waikato Regional Council – Lake Mangahia Wetland Restoration Oraukura 3 Inc – Oraukura Willow Control Whareroa Station – Wetland Restoration Project Tongariro […]

2012 Trustees Project Sites Visit

July 20th, 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 […]

WCEET 2013 Funding Recipients

July 20th, 2012

For the 2013 funding round the Trust has made grants to fourteen projects totalling $412,909.63 for the next five years as follows: Whaingaroa Harbour Care – Lower Waipa River Riparian Planting Projects Ngati Haua Mahi Trust – Mangaonua Stream Riparian Project Tauhara No. 2 Trust – Nga Awa Purua Reserve Waahi Pa – Waahi Stream Riparian Restoration Project […]

Te Toke Road Enhancement Project Update

December 15th, 2011

The hectare of land at Te Toke Road was being used as a dumping ground before restoration began earlier this year. The site was spot sprayed in May and was then ripped to make rows for the trees by a tractor and ripper.  This was very helpful when it came time for planting as the […]

Restoration of Lake Mangahia and surrounding wetland – Update

December 8th, 2011

Lake Mangahia is a 9 hectare peat lake located south-west of Hamilton City that is surrounded by about 8 hectares of willow dominated wetland. The main objectives of the project included fencing, native planting, willow control and land retirement. Once completed, this will allow for the protection and enhancement of the wetland area, reduction in […]

Waikato RiverCare – WCEET Sponsored Projects Update

November 23rd, 2011

Since 2010, Waikato RiverCare has used the funding from WCEET for site preparations, plantings and maintenance of all Waikato RiverCare’s project sites including pest control and native plant releasing. Two new river bank sites were planted this year – at Rangiriri C and the Huntly Golf Course. These plantings totalled 2.2km in length and an […]