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Mā whero, mā pako; ka oti ai te mahi.

The task shall be achieved through unity.

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Ngati Moki marae

History of the lake

As the ecological and cultural backbone of the region, the story of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is long and diverse.

Birdlife heron Steven Howard

Te Waihora also has recreational and commercial importance

The lake is great destination for a range of recreational activities, like walking, cycling, bird watching, photography, fishing, hunting, and boating. It is also significant for the yield from its productive aquatic ecosystem.

Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei

For us and our children after us.


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News Hedgehog Credit Simon Gooding TeWaihora

21 Mar 2023

Pest Free Banks Peninsula breaking new ground on hedgehogs

Part of the windswept Kaitorete has been cleared of hedgehogs to protect vulnerable wildlife, in a proof of concept that’s thought to be a national first.

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News Waterwise group

22 Nov 2022

Waterwise wets appetite for freshwater management

Waterwise 2022 took place in September with a focus on resource management, particularly freshwater and wetlands in the Selwyn Waihora zone, combined with personal and leadership development for the participants.

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Wetland to help water quality at Coes Ford

A proposed wetland near Coes Ford would be a major environmental win.

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