CCP Actions

Kirimoko Catchment Group

The group’s goals include maintaining and enhancing the existing Kirimoko summit biodiversity efforts, fostering a sense of community connection and involvement in projects meaningful to the local Kirimoko community. As well as increasing and enhancing local biodiversity and recreational access through a combination of community and professional engagement. These… Read More

Young Environmental Collective

The Young Environmental Collective or for short is a passionate and devoted team of 18-35 year olds. They share a dream to successfully engage, support and empower their local demographic in the Upper Clutha for collective positive environmental outcomes. want… Read More

Lakeside Road Enhancement Group

Our vision is a pristine lakefront environment that is free from invasive species, characterised by a balanced coexistence of native and exotic plants, with a high level of native biodiversity. Excellent public access and amenities, clean water flowing into the lake, and a united local community actively engaged in supporting… Read More

A Teeny Tiny Truth

Microplastics in our waterways Introducing ‘A Teeny-Tiny Truth’ – a research project that investigates microplastics in our fresh water, while empowering our community to participate and drive change. Read on for more information about the project and what inspired it or click on the buttons below to jump ahead. Read More

Our Drains are Streams

As Wānaka continues to grow, it is more important than ever that we all work together to keep our waterways healthy and safe. Learning about how our drain systems work, and understanding why polluted stormwater causes problems for our lakes and rivers, is everyones responsibility. Read More

Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice (COP) are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. This definition holds that there could be multiple COP’s occurring within a region. Typical COP functions include: problem solving; requests… Read More

Take a walk on the wild side

Working with Mount Aspiring College (MAC) and community partners, this initiative assesses whether the Wānaka lakefront development project meets its goals to ‘restore and develop ecology through ecological enhancements’ and to ‘improve land use within the lakefront’ by measuring the impact of the development on biodiversity, water quality and community… Read More

Embracing te Taiao – On the Farm

Education Pilot Programme This programme connects the classroom with environmental issues and solutions on farms in the Upper Clutha catchment. WAI Wānaka has developed in-class and in-field activities for students to explore the connections between our environment and rural land use, focused on: WHENUA – LANDTĀNGATA – PEOPLE WAI MĀORI… Read More

Partnering to Plant

Sustainable Business Network is working in partnership with the Director-General of Conservation to contribute to Kaimahi for Nature by establishing the Partnering to Plant Aotearoa project with partners around the country. WAI Wānaka received funding for 14 full and part time workers… Read More


Wetlands are permanently or intermittently wet areas that support natural ecosystems of plants and animals. They can include bogs, swamps, fens, shallow water and salt marshes, and are found from the coast to the high country. 90% of New Zealand’s wetlands have been cleared and drained in the last 150… Read More