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Restoring and protecting the health and well-being of the Waikato River

Tooku awa koiora me oona pikonga he kura tangihia o te maataamuri
The river of life, each curve more beautiful than the last

Restoring and protecting the health and well-being of the Waikato River

Tooku awa koiora me oona pikonga he kura tangihia o te maataamuri

 

The river of life, each curve more beautiful than the last

Tooku awa koiora me oona pikonga  he kura tangihia o te maataamuri.  

 

Our Vision is for a future where  a healthy Waikato River sustains  abundant life and prosperous  communities who, in turn, are  all responsible for restoring and  protecting the health and wellbeing  of the Waikato River, and all it  embraces, for generations to come.

This Vision & Strategy is Te Ture  Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato.

Tooku awa koiora me oona pikonga  he kura tangihia o te maataamuri.  

 

Our Vision is for a future where  a healthy Waikato River sustains  abundant life and prosperous  communities who, in turn, are  all responsible for restoring and  protecting the health and wellbeing  of the Waikato River, and all it  embraces, for generations to come. 

This Vision & Strategy is Te Ture  Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato.

Review of Te Ture Whaimana

Vision & Strategy

The Waikato River Authority is seeking a partner contractor to carry out the review of Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato and has initiated a Request for Tenders process (RFT) for this contract.

Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato is the primary direction setting document for the restoration and protection of the Waikato River. This is to be reviewed.

Te Ture Whaimana (Vision & Strategy) was developed more than ten years ago following a Treaty Settlement process between Waikato-Tainui and the Crown to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River.

The Waikato River Authority is responsible for
the guardianship of Te Ture Whaimana, making sure it is relevant, effective and that its position as the primary direction setting document for the catchment is reinforced.

For the past ten years the Waikato River Authority has advocated on behalf of Te Ture Whaimana both with submissions on policy and legislation and working with hundreds of groups  funding $50 million of restoration projects.

The Waikato River Authority is required to periodically review Te Ture Whaimana, and having decided to proceed with the review, it is committed to a strong co-designed review process with River Iwi and the Crown.

 

for Te Ture Whaimana

The Waikato River Authority is approaching 10 years of leadership and advocacy on behalf of the Waikato River and Waipā River. The Authority’s purpose is to set the primary direction through Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato (Vision & Strategy) to restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River and Waipā River.

for Te Ture Whaimana

The Waikato River Authority is approaching 10 years of leadership and advocacy on behalf of the Waikato River and Waipā River. The Authority’s purpose is to set the primary direction through Te Ture Whaimana o Te Awa o Waikato (Vision & Strategy) to restore and protect the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River and Waipā River.

The Waikato River Authority financially supports projects that support the health and wellbeing of the Waikato River throughout the Waikato region. See this section for up-to-date news about currently funded projects in progress, and information about projects we have funded in the past.

Project Reporting

Visit our Project Reporting Page

Here you can find information on our project reporting. Our easy to follow videos are here to help guide you through the best practices for keeping us up to date with your project and claiming funding.

Our Project Stories

Dairy Farmer and environmentalist Stu Muir started with a digger, a chainsaw and a vision. "People thought I was completely pōrangi for trying to do something like this on this scale," says Stu. "But once you create current, once you regenerate what was here in the beginning, then it will keep itself alive".

A Port Waikato man and his family are starting to see an environmental transformation on their block of steep hill country with the help of Waikato River Authority funding.

A multi-year project undertaken by Maniapoto Maori Trust Board and NIWA to create better understanding of environmental issues for Maniapoto marae and whanau has been completed.