June Newsletter 2024

Our June newsletter is bursting at the seams with news – including an upcoming volunteer event, a new tool for viewing the health of our catchment and the latest on our microplastics research project, A Teeny Tiny Truth. Cleaning up the Cardrona The 16th to the 22nd of June marks… Read More

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April Newsletter 2024

As the cold sets in, our April newsletter is here to bring some warmth to your day. Packed with community news, upcoming initiatives and the introduction of three new team members here at WAI – one of which may or may not live in our local waterways… Welcoming WAI’s new Chair… Read More

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Adopt a Drain – Autumn 2024

Welcome to our ‘Adopt a Drain’ autumn newsletterThis season we’re keeping things simple by focusing on something we can all do to help decrease stormwater pollution in our communities: talk about it!  An ‘Adopt a Drain’ refresher:  Whatever goes down our storm drains eventually flows (untreated!) into our waterways. ‘Adopt a Drain’ encourages individuals… Read More

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Adopt a Drain – Summer 2024

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou / Happy New Year ✨ Summer has come in hot – just like our Adopt a Drain Newsletter ☀ Did you know swimming in our lakes and rivers after a rainfall event can impact your health? When it rains, contaminants that have built up… Read More

Adopt a Drain – Spring 2023

It’s time for our ‘Adopt a Drain’ newsletter – spring edition! As we gear up for the warmer days ahead, it’s time to talk about responsible gardening – especially when it comes to using fertilisers and chemical sprays. Let’s get into it, shall we! An ‘Adopt a Drain’ refresher: Whatever… Read More

What role can you play in protecting our special place?

Photo by: Deanna Gerlach With summer in full swing, we hope you and your whānau have been out enjoying our lakes and rivers here in the Upper Clutha. After a restorative few weeks away, the WAI team are back at work and looking forward to the year ahead. SUMMER AWARENESS:… Read More

Rural update 23 Nov 2021

With broom in full flower it’s a great time of year to get those outliers across the farm. The WAI team are trained to chop and paste and can help you with broom and other weed control on your property. Click here to register interest and we’ll be in… Read More

Lockdown learning & biodiversity

Another four days and we’ll drop an alert level everywhere south of Auckland. We hope you are all coping ok and are gentle on yourselves as well as getting to enjoy some daily exercise in our gorgeous backyard (…if not the snowy kind). It seems many gardens are going to… Read More