Wrapping up 2022

Community Wellbeing


Healthy Ecosystems

Jobs For Nature

Risks to our Catchment

WAI Action Groups

Wānaka Water Project

WAI team photo on the beach at Bremner Bay

2022 has been a bustling year here at WAI Wānaka. Protecting our beautiful lakes and rivers would not be possible without your support. From generous donations, to volunteering, to following WAI’s journey and sharing our mahi with others, your help truly makes a difference. We want to take this time to say a huge THANK YOU to our incredible community, partners, followers and volunteers. 

Here’s to another year of working together towards healthy ecosystems and community wellbeing for future generations.


A Look Into Our Mahi

Binoculars - for decorative purposes only

Our team of hardworking staff and passionate volunteers have been busy this year accelerating local action for our freshwater. Much has been achieved over 2022 and we’d like to share a few highlights with you.

Thanks to you, our partners and community, we were able to:
Wānaka Water Project info tile - Applied Science Project
Wānaka Water Project info tile including planting numbers and progress on actions.
Urban Catchment Project info tile
Jobs for Nature info tile
Jobs for Nature info tile
Knowledge into Action for Te Taiao project info tile.
WAI Education info tile
WAI people info tile
And so much more!


Amplifying Action for 2023

Whilst reflecting back on a great year, we’re also looking forward to working with our community to achieve great things in 2023.

Knowledge into Action for Te Taiao will explore the weaving of knowledges for land use options that revitalise te Taiao and lead to market and value chain opportunities. Alongside our Jobs for Nature field team, this programme aims to work with land owners and land managers throughout Upper Clutha to achieve positive environmental outcomes within sustainable businesses.

We will once again be collaborating with other local environmental groups to showcase the amazing mahi within our basin under the banner of Our Place at the Wānaka A&P Show.

Urban action groups, such as The Young Environmental Collective (yo.eco), continue to grow their impact within the community and have set exciting objectives for the new year. 

We look forward to working with you all again in 2023 to accelerate local action for our fresh water.

WAI team jumping off the Ruby Island jetty at the 2022 Christmas party.
WAI team enjoying Lake Wānaka at our 2022 kirihimete staff party
Meri kirihimete & ngā mihi o te tau hou!

Merry Christmas & happy New Year!

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