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Conservation Group

TEC’s Conservation Group provides volunteer opportunities within conservation work, assists and provides start-up for new projects while supporting existing volunteer groups and projects; Te Wherowhero Laggon, Waihirere Domain, Waikanae Stream, Pakowhai Reserve, Riverside Road Restoration Group and Inanga Spawning Project.
TEC’s conservation group works closely with GDC and DOC which enables us to provide a dedicated conduit and broad cross party support, to multiple volunteer based projects where collaboration with GDC, DOC Iwi/Hapu and Mana Whenua is vital.

TEC’s conservation group provides advocacy and submissions on local Council draft plans and is member of the Fresh Water Advisory Group (FWAG) – which is a partnered project with GDC, DOC, Federated Farmers and 13 other Stakeholder groups.

TEC’s conservation group promotes events and activities such as; beach clean-ups, bio blitz, community science days, workshops, and links community aspirations to protect and enjoy our local environment with resources and knowledge held in organisations such as DOC and GDC and enhances community engagement in a non-formal manner.

If you would like to be involved as a volunteer or in any way – please contact us.


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Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti

We absolutely can't wait for this one to roll around: the upcoming anniversary weekend of our beautiful marine reserve. Book in the date! Buses will run from i-site, but you will need to register for this by Nov 11th! Also don't forget about the photo competition that is running alongside: the winners will get announced on the day. (A link to it is in the comments) ... See MoreSee Less

Kia ora conservation whānau! Please find the four November 'conservation experiences' in the pics. Please don't hesitate to contact Steph at TEC if you would like your events to be added to these monthly flyers. Ngā mihi nui. ... See MoreSee Less

Kia ora conservation whānau! Please find the four November conservation experiences in the pics. Please dont hesitate to contact Steph at TEC if you would like your events to be added to these monthly flyers. Ngā mihi nui.Image attachment

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Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti

Check out the photo competition that's running as part of the 20 year celebration of our special Marine Reserve, Te Tapuwae o Rongokako! Take a look at the flyer for more details and get snapping whānau!Check out the photo competition that's running as part of the 20 year celebration of our special Marine Reserve, Te Tapuwae o Rongokako! Take a look at the flyer for more details and get snapping whānau! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out the photo competition thats running as part of the 20 year celebration of our special Marine Reserve, Te Tapuwae o Rongokako! Take a look at the flyer for more details and get snapping whānau!

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Waikanae Stream Plant Release - Weed-busting legends hard at work at Waikanae Stream yesterday!
I spent a few minutes watching two New Zealand Falcons hunting feral pigeons over the centre of town today. Keep your eyes open as they are often seen around town, and I'd imagine a pigeon would be a good feed for one.
Te Wherowhero Planting 2016 - Next planting day is Sat July 23rd! Come and see the lagoon from a different angle..
Pateke/Brown Teal Release this afternoon - not recorded in Tairawhiti since Captain Cook last sailed past. Welcome back, Pateke!
Electric fishing machine in action in waterworks bush
Spotted at Waihirere Domain today - anyone know what species this fish might be?
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Projects

Waikanae Stream


TEC has supported and helped drive community-based efforts to improve Waikanae Stream.

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Inanga Spawning Project


This a partnered project with GDC, landowners, community, Iwi and businesses and focuses on identifying spawning areas, successfully surveying them and establishing spawning sites in Tairawhiti. These sites are then mapped on Google Maps or tracked by GPS.

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Waterworks Bush/Te Arai River


TEC has advocated for improvements on the Te Arai river since 2012.

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Riverside Road Restoration


This a partnered project with DOC and the Riverside Road community.

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Te Wherowhero Lagoon


Te Wherowhero is a tidal estuary, parallel to the beach between the Waipaoa river mouth and Te Kuri/Young Nicks Head.

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Pakowhai Reserve


This a partnered project with DOC and the community.

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Waihirere Domain


A group for those interested in supporting the ongoing conservation and protection of Waihirere Domain.

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We welcome ideas for new projects and sponsorship initiatives so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

Thank you to our supporters

HB WIlliams Memeorial Trust and JN WIlliams Turanga Trust.