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February 17, 2017

Waikato RiverCare Inc.’s new WCEET funded project, Lake Ohinewai, is well into the pre-planting weed control stage with two very effective agrichemical applications having been completed over the last 6 months. This month Waikato RiverCare Inc. will engage Stiles Contracting Ltd’s expertise and machinery to clear the dead weeds on this 2.3ha project. Using this sort of machinery to clear weeds is a first for Waikato RiverCare...

December 13, 2016

It has been an exciting and busy time for Waikato RiverCare Inc. in the lead up to the Christmas season. From site preparation and maintenance, to fencing and sign installation, our contractors have been completing various works on over 10 different projects since our planting season concluded in October.


Following feedback received regarding Waikato RiverCare Inc.’s Te Awa River Ride project, it was time to do something about...

November 13, 2016

After some unfortunate delays due to heavy rain and flooding in October, Waikato RiverCare Inc. has completed another successful planting season. The 2016 planting season has been our biggest ever, with approximately 25,000 more plants purchased and planted than last year. A total of 58,375 plants were planted throughout 10 different projects. Four of these project sites received in-fill planting to ensure the continued develo...

October 24, 2016

Waikato Regional Council has signed a new agreement with Waikato RiverCare Inc. for ongoing restoration efforts over the next five years.

Waikato Regional Council and Waikato RiverCare Inc. have worked together developing riparian projects on the lower Waikato River system for more than 17 years, successfully completing a number of projects between Taupiri and Rangiriri. 

The updated agreement formalises the commitment both orga...

October 13, 2016

The Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Fishing Contest has concluded for another year, and what a competition it was! Though the river conditions were the worst that competitors have experienced in the history of this contest, competitors and trout were only slightly down in numbers from last year.

The number of junior anglers were down from last year, however, the number of adult competitors entered increased. By the end of the...

October 5, 2016

Waikato RiverCare Inc. is once again supporting the Kilwell Lower Waikato River Trout Fishing Contest which began last Saturday on the 1st October. Contestants of all ages have until 9th of October to catch trout between Karapiro Dam and the Waikato Heads. This fishing competition awards prizes to anglers for the “Heaviest Brown Trout”, “Heaviest Rainbow Trout”, and “Best Condition Trout”, including loads of mystery and spot p...

September 12, 2016

Despite the wet and windy weather we had last week, a team of 57 volunteers came out to plant one of our project sites on Friday. As a reward for their enthusiasm, the rain stayed away and the clouds made room for a beautiful, sunny day!

Around 30 students, parents and teachers from Kimihia Primary School and Te Kura o Rangiriri joined us at the WRA funded Te Onetea Stream project, while volunteers from Spark and long-time Waik...

September 6, 2016

After the success of last year’s planting, the Kirkwood Whānau once again showed their keen spirit by gathering at te awa for another day of planting. Having planted 150 natives easily in September last year, the team of around 20 decided they could do more and 495 natives were planted along the next section of the Waikato River in Ngaruawahia over the weekend.

 Part of the awesome planting team.


Thank you to the Waikato Region...

August 10, 2016

Waikato RiverCare Incorporated has successfully completed its first Waikato River Authority funded project ahead of schedule and slightly under budget. The Hakarimata E project got underway in 2014 with new boundary fencing constructed to remove stock access to the river and planned project plantings.

Plants developing well at the Hakarimata E project, one year on.

This project provided Waikato RiverCare Inc. with a great opport...

June 27, 2016

Sections of Lake Ohinewai and the Mangawara Stream will be getting some much needed attention from Waikato RiverCare Inc. thanks to new funding confirmed by the Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust this June.

Waikato RiverCare Inc. will implement a three year planting project on the shores of Lake Ohinewai covering a total area of 2.3ha. This planting will complete ring planting around the entire lake.  Lake Ohinewai...

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