Wakamoekau Catchment Group

About us

The Wakamoekau Catchment Group was set up to develop a shared vision for the catchment area that we all have an active investment in; benefit from collaboration and opportunities to learn from others’ experiences; utilise the funding, support, research and technology on offer from experts and build social connection with our neighbours.


The Wakamoekau Catchment Group, named for the Wakamoekau Creek that it represents, is located primarily on Matahiwi Road, Masterton West. The creek itself starts in the Tararua foothills just south of the Mikimiki stream, winds its way along the upper part of Matahiwi Road and ends where it joins the Waipoua River, approximately 3kms in from the start of the road.


Our vision is that in 20, 50, 100 years we imagine the Wakamoekau Catchment to be an active, united community that is prosperous and sustainable. With pests, pollution and erosion under control, the creek will support a native tree corridor with clean water, a habitat for fish and other animals and can be used for recreation.


    • Creek Walk
    • Sharing of available farm plans
    • Water quality monitoring
    • Planting projects
    • PEs control
    • Evaluation of dam project data
    • Fish survey
    • Erosion control
    • Flood protection


Lynsey Parkes