Rural update 28 July 2021

Wilding Pine Control

The teams have been putting their chainsaw training to good use tackling wilding pines.

Wilding pines are a threat to our landscape – affecting conservation, land-use and recreational values in the Upper Clutha. Seed sources are not always easy to remove on farms as they may be part of a shelter belt or forestry block, but the WAI Wānaka team can assist with containing the spread of wilding species.

If you’re interested in chatting to us about wilding pines on your property, contact us or click here to express interest and we’ll contact you.


Confused about carbon?

You’re not alone! Ag Matters is a great website with easy to find information on agricultural emissions, put together by the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre.

To assist action groups and landowners throughout the Upper Clutha understand agricultural greenhouse gases, and how to calculate on-farm emissions, we’ll be running workshops throughout August and September. Stay tuned for dates! Or contact us to arrange a workshop for your group.

Help us win $8000 for native planting in the Upper Clutha!

You may have seen in a previous email that we have an exciting opportunity to receive a donation of $8,000 from The Body Shop to support riparian planting in the Upper Clutha. The Body Shop have offered this generous donation to the Million Metres project with the greatest number of donations by the 31st July and our ‘Love our Alpine Lakes’ project is in the running – with a little help from you!

All donations are counted, no matter how big or small. To receive the $8,000 donation we just need to show that our project is the most popular! So if you’d like to chip in, all you need to do is make a small donation to our ‘Love our Alpine Lakes’ project and help us with the planting of 7,000 riparian plants in the Upper Clutha this year. 

Can you help our waterways with a donation before Sunday 31st July?

p.s. To sweeten the deal even further, our project is currently receiving matched donations. This means that every donation will be doubled – for even greater impact! Thank you.

Tickets have gone on sale for the 2021 Wao Summit. Jump online and check out the great line up scheduled for late October, including some exciting Food & Fibre events bringing industry experts and national leaders to Wānaka for an inspiring week of workshops, speakers and tours.

We’ll bring you more details over the coming months!


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