Project Updates

Oruatua Restoration

July 2nd, 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 […]

Waikato RiverCare Successfully Completes Flag Ship Project

June 24th, 2019

The Waikato RiverCare team is pleased to announce the successful completion of our largest Waikato River project to date, the 5.63ha Taupiri Ki Waenganui project. What started as a 1.1ha riparian project in 2014 progressively expanded with the help and support of landowners, our generous sponsors and members of the Huntly community into an ecosystem […]

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. ┬áThis 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. […]