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News te waihora website launch tile

19 Sep 2022

New Te Waihora Co-Governance website builds on a decade of achievement

The Te Waihora Co-Governance partners have launched a new website, an important part of telling the story of this taonga.

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News Rolleston tamariki inverts

05 Sep 2022

Rolleston tamariki get involved in Te Taumutu Rūnanga’s planting project along Te Waikēkēwai

Students in Rolleston have been busy learning and actively improving the environment during Kids Discovery Plant-out days with Te Taumutu Rūnanga in Te Waihora catchment.

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News Planting trial tile

13 Jul 2022

Planting trial at Te Waihora aims to re-establish submerged vegetation

NIWA scientists are working with the Co-Governance Group to re-establish beds of kōrepo (Ruppia megacarpa), water plants to help keep water clean, and provide good habitats for fish and other aquatic organisms.

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News Trapping key threats tile

08 Jul 2022

Trapping key threats on Kaitorete

A trapping project on Kaitorete is helping reduce the number of animal pests across 5,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich land.

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News Mute Swans Tarerekautuku Yarrs Lagoon tile

21 Feb 2022

Significant wetland to be restored

In 2022, Selwyn District Council welcomed funding from the Government to restore Tārerekautuku/Yarrs Lagoon, a significant wetland leading to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

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News Whakaora Te Ahuriri Documentary tile

13 Oct 2021

Constructed wetland documentary released

Whakaora Te Ahuriri – A Wetland for Te Waihora, which documents the construction of Te Ahuriri was released in 2021.

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News Royal spoonbill flock Steve Attwood

30 Sep 2021

Bird watch - Kōtuku/Royal spoonbill

Kotuku ngutu papa/Royal Spoonbills are frequent visitors to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

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News Te Waihora Reserve Planting

15 Sep 2021

New planting sites will bring back a piece of natural Canterbury

The establishment of two large native planting sites will mark another major step toward restoring native biodiversity in the Selwyn region.

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News Kaitorete Spit tile

16 Jun 2021

Project Tāwhiki a true win:win for Waitaha

Project Tāwhaki is a partnership that will purchase land across Kaitorete Spit, which separates Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere from the Pacific Ocean.

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News How to Fix tile

16 Mar 2021

How to fix Te Waihora

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is one of New Zealand’s most important wetland habitats, and it’s also one of our most polluted lakes. Restoring it to its former abundance of birds and fish will take generations, but it’s possible according to New Zealand Geographic.

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News Weed Strikeforce tile

25 Jun 2020

Weed Strikeforce in full swing at Te Waihora

In 2020 Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere’s Weed Strikeforce team aim to stop the spread of seed-producing female grey willow trees around the edges of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

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News Matauranga Maori Koru tile

27 Sep 2015

When Mātauranga Māori and science meet

Mātauranga Māori/Māori knowledge is a cultural system of knowledge that relates to the comprehension and understanding about everything that is important to the lives of the people.

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