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

Rural update April 2022

We have our Autumn team trained up and ready to go! It’s a bit dry for planting so a perfect chance to get them started on any rabbit fencing or weed control projects you’ve been thinking about tackling pre-winter.  Get in touch if you’d like to chat… Read More

Rural update March 2022

In this update we talk about upcoming winter planting, biodiversity monitoring and pest control and welcome Tom to the management team! Read More

Learning about spiders

Community spirit at it’s best!

In this newsletter we celebrate the spirit of working together and give you an update on what's been happening so far this year in WAI Wānaka's thriving education programme. Read More

Rural update 22nd February 2022

In this update we talk about taking our primary education programme ‘Farmers as Kaitiaki’ online, introducing new roles at WAI Wānaka, native plant education opportunities and more... Read More

Rural update 9th February 2022

How about that rain?! In this newsletter, we farewell Sarah Jamieson, invite you to participate in biodiversity & freshwater monitoring on your property and share upcoming Catchment Group events. Read More

Science Blog – historic research

This blog is the first of three, highlighting key research about environmental issues that WAI has contracted and related research conducted by other agencies from across Aotearoa. Read More

An education in tuna with WAI Wānaka

Aaliyah Pakau-Timoti is studying for a Bachelor of Animal Science at Massey University in Palmerston North, majoring in breeding and genetics. This summer she has been working as an intern at WAI Wānaka.   Aaliyah at the Butterfield wetland with a female tuna (native NZ longfin eel) Through the Pūhoro STEMM… Read More

Rural update January 2022

Last chance for funded riparian planting Do you have a site on your property where you think native planting may help improve the water quality? The Wānaka Water Project is in its final year of planting and looking for sites. This project offers support for both public and private planting… Read More

Pack a punch with your summer lunch

We wish you a very happy New Year 2022. In this blog you'll find out what we've been up to and learn all about weeds vs pest plants, even discover some you can eat with your lunch! Read More