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Apr 19 2021

Wairarapa Biodiversity Hui – communities working together for nature

Why not bring back whio, our threatened endemic blue duck to the Wairarapa? This was the challenge that left the room buzzing,...
Jane Cope, Kara Kenny and Benji Graham planting trees at Okorewa Lagoon
Mar 25 2021

Kei te mahi tatou mo te taiao – Communities working together for nature

There are at least 52 groups in the Wairarapa, who are working to protect and restore biodiversity in different ways, both rural...
Lakeview School students with Joseph Potangaroa at the Waipoua River
Dec 11 2020

Mokomoko: Learning from the Waipoua

Mokomoko is about students exploring and restoring an area of the Waipoua River
White Rock Dotterel Group Trap Handover
Dec 11 2020

Protecting Banded Dotterel at White Rock

The banded dotterel is as vulnerable as the great spotted kiwi yet not as well known or protected. Thankfully, the Wairarapa’s...
Sustainable Wairarapa group at Pontatahi Lizard Sanctuary
Dec 03 2020

Sustainable Wairarapa Inc: The Upward Influence of Community Involvement

by Ali Mackisack Like many locals, you’ve probably walked over the rocks and along the path leading up to the Castlepoint...
Nov 25 2020

Parkvale Catchment Group: Your chance to make a difference

It’s certainly no cause to celebrate – the Parkvale Stream is one of the more polluted streams in the Wairarapa, with high...
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Nov 25 2020

Catastrophic Flooding in Carterton: it’s happened before and it can happen again!

While these photos of Carterton underwater look like they’re set safely in the distant past, Carterton is still at risk of major...
Nov 16 2020

Ahiaruhe Eco Area Catchment Group’s first planting a community effort

By Nanette McDonald You may well have noticed a change at the corner of Ahiaruhe and Millar’s Roads. The native plantings and...
Tonganui Corridors Project group at Kohunui Marae Nursery
Nov 16 2020

Tonganui Biodiversity Corridors – Looking Forward to the Past

The Aorangi Restoration Trust aim to have functioning native forest, alongside farmland, stretching from the Aorangi forest park...
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Sep 24 2020

Urban Reserves

by Rebecca Jamieson Originally published in the summer 2017 issue of the Wairarapa Journal _____________________________ Spring...
Sep 01 2020

Upper Waipoua Kaitiaki Group making a difference

By Ali Mackisack With the cider bottles of river-water samples lined up on the picnic table in front of them, the evidence was...