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Kākahi Count 2023 A Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project

January 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project’s annual Kākahi count is coming up, and they would love your help.
Kākahi are filter feeding animals and help to improve water quality by reducing algae and sediment in the water. Lake Wairarapa has two of the three species that are known to live in New Zealand. Populations of käkahi are in decline throughout New Zealand, and throughout the world. In New Zealand this decline is linked to the deterioration of the water quality in lakes and rivers. So, the health of a kākahi population helps to gauge ecosystem health of a lake or wetland.
Monitoring the health of Wairarapa Moana is an essential part of a long-term plan towards restoring our wetland treasure. The status and health of the kākahi (native freshwater mussel) population helps us understand the health of the wider ecosystem and can measure the progress of restoration activities.
When: Sunday 29 January, 2023 9am – 12.30pm
Where: Lake Domain Reserve
REGISTER: Any questions or to register if you haven’t already, please contact
Postponement date: Sunday 12th February 2023 (they will email you if the forecast is bad or the water level is too high)
BRING: Please bring close-fitting warm gear and socks for wading in, spare set of dry warm clothes, sun hat.



January 29, 2023
9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Project
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Lake Domain Reserve Featherston