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Rangitaiki River Wetland Restoration Projects:

The Rangitaiki Wetland Restoration Project is a Freshwater Improvement Fund (FIF) initiative jointly funded by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) and Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC). The objective of this 5-year project is to improve water quality, restoring high-value wetlands by pest plant and animal control within the Rangitaiki River catchment in order to improve its ecological and recreational values.

Restoration of the wetlands has a direct impact on:

  • Improved river water quality through the reduction in runoff, including sediment and nutrients, from adjacent farms and forestry.

  • Indigenous habitat for native fish, wetland birds and other native flora and fauna. 

  • Provision of mahinga kai and cultural resources (harakeke, rongoa and raupo).

  • ‘Future proofing’ the river from changes in land use (forestry and dairy).


Project Details

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