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Professor David Norton giving a talk on Biodiversity

Rural Update August 2022

Welcome back to your rural update! We have two great events coming up in the next couple of weeks. It’s all about young farmers and biodiversity farm planning. Young Farmers and Rural Professionals Event: Challenges & Opportunities for NZ Farming in 2022 WAI Wānaka has the opportunity to create a programme of events… Read More

Lake Wānaka in winter with kōwhai flowers and tamariki learning about stormwater

The more we know, the better we do!

E mao ana ki ua, e ua ana ki mao.It is fine until it rains, it rains until it’s fine. Welcome to WAI Wānaka’s winter update! It’s been a wet and snowy winter season so far, so it’s great to see the sun and the first kōwhai flowers out in Wānaka this week!… Read More

Roys Bay drifter study June 22

Science Blog – future research

Kia ora kotou, Time for a further update on research in the Upper Clutha. Previous science blogs have covered historic and current research in our catchment area. This blog takes a brief look at some of the future research needed to… Read More

Lake Hāwea aerial

Rural Update 28 July 2022

We’ve achieved a lot over the last couple of years working together through the Jobs for Nature programme. With the addition of funding through the ‘Knowledge into Action for Te Taiao‘ project, we have additional capacity to support landowners. As we develop the ‘action’ part of the programme, we want… Read More

Knowledge into Action for Te Taiao

WAI Wānaka has been working with the Upper Clutha community since 2016 to protect and enhance ecosystem health and community wellbeing across rural, urban and tourism sectors. Recently winning the Outstanding Not-for-Profit Award at the Ignite Business Awards in Wānaka and the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Award for Catchment Groups,… Read More

planting trees

Rural update July 2022

‘For Māori, Te Taiao is the natural world that contains and surrounds humanity in an interconnected relationship of respect.’  Taiao Ora, Tangata Ora Knowledge into Action for Te Taiao Te Taiao is a concept that many New Zealanders living and working on the land can… Read More

Better together

By working together, we empower communities to understand their water, their environment, and their impact. The first official Matariki public holiday has brought forward many beautiful stories around Aotearoa and highlighted the significance of each of the 9 stars and their connection with the natural world. Waitī – the star of freshwater –… Read More

Rural update June 2022

The team are up-skilling on the chainsaws to tackle the ever increasing wilding pine issue. It’s a great time of year to be getting on top of these. They have also been busy getting rabbit netting up ahead of winter control work. Get in touch if you’ve got fences you’d… Read More

WAI Wānaka news

Welcome to the latest WAI Wānaka newsletter! Find out what’s been happening, learn about upcoming events and how you can get involved. We are also looking for someone with a spare room over the Summer to host one of our science interns. More info below. WAI HAPPENINGS Jobs for Nature |… Read More

Rural update May 2022

Last week, Ash was at the top of the Cardrona Valley installing a temporary fish passage barrier with DOC to help protect our endangered native fish, the Clutha Flatheads (galaxias ‘species D‘), from exotic species. This is part of a wider… Read More