Catchment Community Groups

Catchment Community Groups

Catchment Community Groups

Wairarapa Pūkaha to Kawakawa (WaiP2K) worked with rural communities to achieve their goals through the establishment of Catchment Community Groups with funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Phase one of this Catchment Community Group project has been completed.

A huge amount of work went in to this project. In total, the project supported  17 CCGs. 7 of the CCGs were already supported before the project started with funding from GWRC and B+L NZ. 10 CCGs were created and supported during the project and at least 3 CCGs have expressed an interest in joining in future iterations of the project.

2600+ voluntary hours committed. 800+ people attended community meetings and workshops. 125+ facilitated events, not including 1:1 meetings.

You can read more about the CCG project outcomes and benefits to the catchment community, complied by Scarlatti HERE

You can access the statistics and milestone data dashboard, produced by Scarlatti for our project funders MPI HERE

The next phase/steps for this project has been decided through community consultation.

The Wairarapa Catchment Collective is currently being established to take catchment community action into the future.

Please contact the secretary of the group for more information:

Updated November 2023

What is a Catchment Community Group?

A catchment community group is led by landowners and farmers taking action to achieve a long-term vision for the catchment, based on a healthy environment and a thriving community.

The catchment is an identified geographical area that has a point of common interest such as a river, a stretch of road, a community hall or a school.

Each community catchment group decides how it operates and what actions it takes and is led by local community members.

What support is available?

Assistance for Catchment Community Groups is available from a number of agencies, including Greater Wellington Regional Council, Beef + Lamb NZ and DairyNZ.

How to get started

If you want to know more about the support available for your group, or you want to start a catchment community group in your area, contact the WAIRARAPA CATCHMENT COLLECTIVE