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.

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 how to apply for our funding. Our easy to follow videos are here to help guide you through the criteria and funding process in order to get support you need for your project.

RESTORING MOTUKAKAHO ISLAND

Physical works have been completed on Motukakaho Island in the Waikato River near Port Waikato aimed at improving the biodiversity and whitebait habitat. The island, also known as Potter’s Island, is privately owned by the Potter...

GROWING WELL AT PŪNIU RIVER CARE

Iwi environmental organisation Pūniu River Care is seeing positive outcomes for its people and for conservation following its establishment near Te Awamutu. The group has been involved in a number of environmental projects in the region...

KUKUTĀRUHE GULLY

Kukutāruhe Gully lies in the heart of Hamilton City. Spokesperson for the gully project Vic Arcus tells us about what makes the gully unique, and why the restoration is important for the community and for the Waikato River.

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