What were the achievements of phase one of the programme?

Phase One of the programme (running from 2012-2017) focused on 5 key aims:

  1. Accelerate the restoration of ecosystem health of an internationally significant wetland, notable for its wildlife and native vegetation values.
  2. Begin the process of restoring and enhancing specific cultural sites and mahinga kai.
  3. Protection and restoration of lake margin wetland habitats, existing indigenous native vegetation and wildlife, and restoration of specific lowland tributary streams and riparian habitats.
  4. Improve lake and catchment management practices by focussing on sustainable land use and drainage practices within the catchment.
  5. Establish a robust monitoring and investigations programme that ensures the lake response to management is understood and management activities are adapted accordingly.

This Strategic Summary provides more information on Phase One.