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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

student engagement

Fostering behaviours of belonging

WAI Wānaka’s relationship with schools is flourishing. More tamariki and rangatahi are getting involved in environmental mahi, and more local schools want to work with WAI. We need your help to make it happen. Read More

Science Blog – current research

This is WAI Wānaka’s second science blog post. Find out about some recent research that has been happening within our Alpine Lakes. This list is by no extent exhaustive, but highlights some key bits of work occurring. Read More

New research commissioned

We are excited to announce a project with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to start a short-term study of currents in Lake Wānaka. This is the first research of its type on the deep-water lakes in our area. Read More