Project Updates

Project Update on K Smith Wetland

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: This is a large low lying flood plain area and when completed will create close to 3 hectares of open water wetland and 0.75 hectares of riparian margin. The final design will encompass some islands and peninsulas in order to maximise edge length and create extra nesting habitat for birds. The wetland will […]

Project Update David Saxton Wetland Restoration

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: This project encompasses an existing 5 hectare constructed wetland. The area will be further enhanced by creating an open water canal around the edge of a willow block and conducting further mechanical and chemical willow control. Water levels will be increased and the outlet will be retrofitted with a water control structure to […]

Project Update on Brad Marsh Wetland Restoration

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: To convert approximately 0.8 hectare of grazing land to high quality wetland. A small dam will be created at the bottom of a wet gully. The site will be fully fenced and planted with appropriate species to provide both food and nesting habitat for waterfowl. A control structure will be instated in order […]

Project Update on Calwell Predator Control

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: This project encompasses three private properties in the Upper Opuatia wetland and some public marginal strips. Two large wetlands (22 hectares in total) have already been created, fenced and planted by the landowners and hunters. The area has been studied as part of the WCEET funded Masters project and holds a large abundance […]

Project Update of Jeff Tucker Wetland Restoration

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: This project encompasses an area of wetland that has been adversely affected through historical drainage. The top of the wetland has a good stand of remnant kahikatea forest which will be protected from grazing damage by the current proposal. The water control structure will be set to a height which will enable water […]

Project Update of Brian Lees Wetland Creation

February 2nd, 2017

Project Plan: Conceptually this is a relatively simple design which plans to build a 177m long bund across the front of the Opuatia Wetland to flood an area of marginal grazing land. The area needs to be fenced and partially planted. Mechanical works will be required in order to create islands and peninsulas which will […]

Project Update on Colin Sherrard Wetland Development

February 2nd, 2017

Project Aim: This project aims to restore a preferential hydrological regime to circa 14 hectares of degraded willow wetland. The core focus of the project is to compartmentalise the wetland between Opuatia stream and farmland by blocking historical drains and creating earth bunds along property boundaries. Some of the canopy will be opened up using […]

Project Update on Stuart Eyre Wetland Restoration

January 31st, 2017

Project Plan: To restore 3 hectares of historical wetland that has been adversely affected through the scouring out of the dam face.  This is partly due to the original dam having an inadequate design. The existing dam will be stripped back and correctly keyed, to comply with best practice guidelines outlined by Waikato Regional Council. […]

Te Toke Planting and Restoration Project

May 21st, 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, […]

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 […]