Kaituna River Projects


Our Te Tini a Tuna – Kaituna Action Plan sets out key actions that Te Maru o Kaituna is focused on delivering from 2019-2029, to ‘give life’ to the Kaituna River Document.

The Action Plan outlines three priority actions, two supporting actions, and 18 projects that will help achieve our goal of a healthy Kaituna River that is protected for current and future generations.

Find out more about each of our projects by clicking on the project names below.

PRIORITY ACTION 1: Take collective responsibility for improving the health and well-being of the Kaituna River and its tributaries.

Project 1 | Lowland drains and drainage canal improvement project

Project 2 | Freshwater quality and quantity limits project

Project 3 | Consented takes and discharges project

Project 4 | Focus catchments project

Project 5 | Farm environment plans project

PRIORITY ACTION 2: Create a network of healthy and diverse Kaituna habitats and ecosystems.

Project 6 | Post Kaituna River re-diversion and enhancement project

Project 7 | Wetland re-creation project

Project 8 | Kaituna habitats network project

Project 9 | Pātaka kai project

PRIORITY ACTION 3: Connect our communities and visitors to our river and to our projects.

Project 10 | Kaituna community connection project

Project 11 | Kaituna River access project

Project 12 | Kaituna cycleway/walkway project

Project 13 | Kaituna cultural and historical heritage project

Project 14 | Upper catchment ‘gateway’ project

Project 15 | Coastal park network project

ENABLING ACTION 1: Collect good information about the health of the Kaituna River and its tributaries

Project 16 | State of the Awa integrated monitoring and reporting project

Project 17 | Kaituna catchment network mapping project

ENABLING ACTION 2: Establish a Kaituna River restoration and enhancement fund.

Project 18 | River restoration and enhancement fund project

What’s being done around the Kaituna River: Click to enlarge.