CCP Actions

Biodiversity & Freshwater monitoring

Biodiversity and freshwater monitoring helps landowners and local community understand their surrounding natural environment and the state of the health of their local ecosystems. It allows us to track changes over time and understand how changes in land use and land management affect the surrounding landscape. Monitoring the health and status… Read More

Gloved hand and Mānuka flowers

Land Use Diversification and Market Opportunities

WAI Wānaka is investigating land use and market opportunities in the Upper Clutha Catchment. The focus is on positive outcomes for the environment and financial sustainability. This project is specifically designed for landowners and the community in the Upper Clutha. It identifies enterprises and opportunities suitable to the catchment, based… Read More

Tech Te Taiao mesh

Tech Te Taiao

Tech te Taiao recognises that for us to take more impactful action, we need reliable, real time data on which to base our decisions. It also recognises that access to the depth, breadth and quality of data that we need, requires use of appropriate technologies. WAI Wānaka are working with… Read More

Aerial image of Upper Clutha lakes

Catchment Health Monitoring

WAI Wānaka, working with EAS (Environmental Accounting Services) and the local community, have developed an annual report on the ‘State of Catchment Health’ across key environmental and social indicators including:  Climate Variables  GHG Emissions  Water Quality  Land Use Change  Invasive Species  Social Wellbeing This is a community-led… Read More

Physiographic spatial map of the Upper Clutha catchment


WAI Wānaka and Land & Water Science are collaborating on a physiographic classification project for the Upper Clutha catchment. The project utilises various datasets, including water quality, geology, and satellite imagery, to create a comprehensive understanding of the area. The goal is to identify areas at risk, areas for resilience… Read More

Group of people learning about biodiversity monitoring

NZ Farm Assurance Programme Plus

The New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme Plus (NZFAP+) is a system for building better and more resilient farm businesses. It provides a framework for clear decision making on your farm’s natural resources and encourages farmers on the journey of continuous improvement. It pulls information and plans together into one space,… Read More

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