Applications to the Waikato River Authority to fund projects for the Waikato River and Waipā River are now closed.

For more information go to our Funding Applications page.

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...

The map below shows our catchment area.

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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.

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.

In this part-one of a two-part video series, we introduce the Waipā Catchment Plan - a large scale initiative to improve the health and well-being of the Waipā River.

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.

LAKE WAIKARE

The restoration of Lake Waikare is arguably one of the most challenging environmental projects in the Waikato. Kaitiaki of the lake north of Huntly Tawera Nikau tells about working towards their vision of a healthy lake.