Articles & Documents

Simple Steps to Predator Free Really Works

Andrew Sinclair, Whakaupoko Landcare
On the Waikato Auckland border between Pukekohe & Waiuku lies Whakaupoko Landcare. There is a wide mix of landuse ranging from cropping to dairying and small block lifestyle among scattered pockets of bush. Many of the landowners have been carrying out pest control to varying degrees for over 15 years..............Read more

Convenors Report July 2017

We have enjoyed another successful year doing bits and pieces toward protecting and enhancing our local environment. Some highlights of the past year include: - Approximately 1300 plants grown in the WRL nursery and disseminated to 15 different sites in the district for waterway planting and bush-remnant enhancement..............


The aim of the scheme is to educate and support school children in potting up indigenous plants around waterways and wetlands in the Wairoa River catchment. This is a multi – win scheme. A win for the children learning how to propagate and identify native plants; a win for landowners by replacing weeds, reducing erosion, enriching their landscape; a win for the community in enhanced biodiversity; and , most of all, a win for the River with improved habitat for aquatic life, better water quality, better access and scope for swimming, kayaking and fishing.

Riparian Report – Wairoa Bridge to Bridge 2011

An assessment of the riparian condition of the Wairoa river, between Tourist Road and Clevedon, has been commissioned by Wairoa River Landcare Incorporated (WRL). The riparian assessment and associated survey of landowners, was undertaken with financial assistance from Manukau City Council (now Auckland Council).

TP143 Wairoa River Catchment Strategy May 2002

This document was put together by the Auckland Regional Council in 2002. The strategy provides a model within the Wairoa River Catchment for assisting ‘Aucklanders to take responsibility for the care of their environment’ one of the Auckland Region’s strategic outcomes.