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Parkvale Catchment Group: Your chance to make a difference

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 nutrient and e-coli levels. But the news is great for anyone who cares about the quality of water in the catchment because now you can be part of...

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Tonganui Biodiversity Corridors – Looking Forward to the Past

Tonganui Biodiversity Corridors – Looking Forward to the Past

By Ali Mackisack Imagine this. You’re walking through the forest in the lower Ruamāhanga valley, somewhere near Wairarapa Moana. It’s 1821. Your ears are tuned to the calls of kōkako, kākāriki, kererū and whio. Kākā, kiwi, kārearea, and tīeke thrive here too. The sun...

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Upper Waipoua Kaitiaki Group making a difference

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 clear to see: as the water flowed downstream through their catchment, it changed. While the nutrient levels were still good, having water...

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