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 2020 Fund Recipients

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

For the 2020 Funding Round the Trust has made grants to twenty four projects totalling $515,994.75. Hatepe Residents Association – Lower Hinemaiaia River Bush Restoration Waikato RiverCare – Taupiri Cemetary Planting Project Craigelea Farms Ltd – Craigelea Planting Project Manaaki Arapuni te Awa Wairakei Pastoral Estate and Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa – Wairua O Tahoukouri […]

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WCEET 2019 Fund Recipients

Thursday, 23 May 2019

For the 2019 Funding Round the Trust has made grants to eleven projects totaling $508,711.47 Waikato RiverCare Inc – Wai O te Atua Stream Project Howick Tramping Club – Northern Pureora Kokako Recovery Project TL & SL Taylor Limited – Taylor Wetland Fish and Game Auckland/Waikato Region – Frontier Farms Wetland Enhancement Project RiverView Oaks […]

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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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