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News Kaitorete Spit tile

16 Jun 2021

Project Tāwhaki 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 Sept 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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News Kuaka tile

17 Mar 2015

Kūaka – the bird of mystery

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere is an important feeding ground for Kūaka/bar-tailed godwits, who migrate every year from their breeding grounds in the Arctic.

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News New Conservationists tile

27 Feb 2015

Encouraging a new generation of conservationists

In 2015 Canterbury school children participated in Kid's Discovery Plant-out Days aimed at encouraging kids to get involved in nature and the environment.

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News Getting to know Ahuriri tile

06 Jun 2014

Getting to know Ahuriri lagoon

Ahuriri Lagoon is a significant mahinga kai resource located on the Huritini/Halswell River between Tai Tapu and Motukarara.

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News Getting to know Kaitorete tile

27 Nov 2013

Getting to know Kaitorete Spit

Kaitorete Spit is a long finger of land that runs south-west from Te Pātaka a Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula for 25 kilometres and separates the shallow waters of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere from the Pacific Ocean.

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News Coes ford drone shot

Wetland to help water quality at Coes Ford

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

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