Community Environment Fund projects Round 4: July 2012

This page provides information about projects that received funding from round 4 (July 2012) of the Community Environment Fund. 

Community-led integrated restoration of the Kaipara Harbour

Applicant: Environs Holdings Trust
Region: Northland
CEF contribution: $100,000
The project will establish flagship sites to demonstrate sustainable and integrated best practice. The sites will contribute to understanding what sustainable best-practice resource use is most applicable to the restoration of the Kaipara moana, implement best-practice resource use in each site, and promote best-practice resource use through a series of presentations and hands-on restoration workshops/wānanga.

Eastern Whangamarino Wetland Restoration

Applicant: Fish and Game New Zealand – Auckland/Waikato
Region: Waikato
CEF contribution: $100,000
The project will restore the Eastern Whangamarino wetland through community action and protect the adjoining DOC peat bog. Both areas are part of an internationally recognised Ramsar site and culturally significant to local Māori.

Para Wetland

Applicant: Fish and Game New Zealand – Nelson/Marlborough
Region: Marlborough
CEF contribution: $80,000
The Para Wetland project will preserve and enhance the native flora and fauna of Para Wetland. By managing the wetland as a multi-use area, the project will enhance existing and create new habitats for water fowl and encourage new and young game bird hunters.

The Buller River Enhancement Project

Applicant: New Zealand Landcare Trust
Region: Tasman
CEF contribution: $120,000
This community-led initiative will enhance biodiversity, water quality and promote collaboration between tourism, recreation and farming sector groups for the Upper Buller River.

Kakanui Community Catchment

Applicant: New Zealand Landcare Trust
Region: Otago
CEF contribution: $140,000
NZ Landcare Trust will work with the local Kakanui community to improve the uptake and implementation of best management practices on farms, in particular to enhance water quality.

Kōkako Translocation, Protection and Monitoring

Applicant: Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust
Region: Bay of Plenty
CEF contribution: $58,000
The trust will reintroduce and protect Kōkako in the Otanewainuku Forest. The CEF funding will support pest control and monitoring while building community support.

Halfmoon Bay Habitat Restoration Project (HMBHRP)

Applicant: Stewart Island Rakiura Community Environment Trust
Region: Southland
CEF contribution: $80,000
The trust will provide environmental protection and ongoing education on environmental issues affecting the Halfmoon Bay community. This work will stimulate involvement and ownership, while contributing to economic development for the benefit of the local community.

Saving kiwi and kōkako to Taranaki

Applicant: East Taranaki Environment Trust
Region: Taranaki
CEF contribution: $285,000
The East Taranaki Environment Trust will provide ongoing protection to kiwi, enhance the wider ecosystem and reintroduce kōkako into a large area identified as an iconic site by Taranaki Regional Council.

Environment Centre National Collective

Applicant: Sustainability Trust
Region: Nationwide
CEF contribution: $20,000
Building on the findings and outcomes of the Waikato Environment Centre feasibility study, funded through round one of the CEF in 2011, the Sustainability Trust will establish a national network for environment centres.

Hurunui College Nina Valley Restoration Group: W2W (wild to wild transfer of kiwi)

Applicant: Hurunui College Nina Valley Restoration Group
Region: Canterbury
CEF contribution: $35,000
Hurunui College Nina Valley Restoration Group will relocate 24 kiwi to the Nina valley. This is the second phase of the project which will establish a viable breeding population of kiwi. Students will monitor the population and protect their habitat. Prior to receiving CEF funding the first phase of this project won a 2012 Green Ribbon award.

Freshwater algae identification, information and action resource

Applicant: Landcare Research
Region: Nationwide
CEF contribution: $34,000
Landcare Research will build an online tool to help community groups use algae as indicators of stream health. The tool complements an existing freshwater invertebrate web tool developed with funding from round one of the CEF.