Jobs for Nature update 6 May 2021

Jobs For Nature

WAI Action Groups

Our seasonal team finishes up on Friday after seven weeks of work across the Upper Clutha catchment. During this time, together with our long term crew, they have:
  • planted over 6,000 natives
  • carried out a possum monitoring programme in the Cardrona Valley
  • maintained rabbit fencing across 12 properties
  • removed Nassella tussock (with ORC helping with identification)
  • started broom control as part of our weed strategy
  • carried out plant maintenance around new native plantings across five sites

Our team of 10 will continue work throughout winter – so if you want to find out more about how we can support activities you are carrying out, or plan to carry out on-farm, please get in touch.

To find out more about the programme in  general, check out our FAQ page here.

Photo credit – Dion Andrews: Mānuka in flower
Photo credit – WAI Wānaka: Planting natives on-farm


This ‘In the Paddock’ session with Bruce Monaghan from ORC will discuss environmental risks and mitigations for IWG on crops with a focus practical aspects of good management, rather than rules.

Topics will include both environmental and animal welfare considerations. The session will be carried out in a discussion group type manner to encourage two way discussion. If interested, please RSVP to

Patrick & Deanna McCarthy
117 McCarthy Rd, Hāwea

Tuesday 11th May


Yesterday we held a workshop to harness the skills, knowledge and experience within our field team. Supported by MPI, the aim was to understand expertise within our current team to add value to projects across WAI, and understand how we can retain talent – both within WAI and within the Upper Clutha.

Retain the Brain Gain Workshop – Criffel Station

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