WHAKAKI LAKE & WAIROA RIVER - A better place for Wairoa people
What do we want to fix?
The amount of sediment coming into the Wairoa rivers and lakes from erosion in the hill country is a continual problem, and brings unwanted nutrients into the river environment. Lake Whakaki is still recovering as a wildlife habitat and eel fishery.
What do we want to do?
We want to develop a catchment enhancement plan to improve land use opportunities and reduce sediment from erosion.
We will continue to work with Whakaki Lake Trustees to restore this valued lake and improve the habitat for tuna [eels] and bird life.
There is the opportunity to continue to work with Wairoa District Council and the community to reduce erosion of the river bank and enhance the river sides with planting native trees.