RESTORING AND PROTECTING THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING 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

ABOUT THE WAIKATO RIVER AUTHORITY

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. Read more...

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.

Our new Waikato River Authority StoryMaps site is an interactive tool where you can view our project locations, as well as find out more information about different types of work we've funded. 

> VISIT OUR STORYMAPS SITE

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.

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.

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".

PORT WAIKATO

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.

MANIAPOTO MARAE WĀNANGA

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.