Ngāti Koata Trust - Moawhitu Lake and Wetland

Project duration: 5 years
Freshwater Improvement Fund contribution: $258,000

D’Urville Island’s Moawhitu Lake and wetland to increase taonga species.
This project will improve catchment management by undertaking major earthworks to restore water levels, in-lake re-establishment of macrophytes, riparian planting and fish habitat restoration. Cultural health assessment and monitoring will also be carried out.

Marlborough District Council Taylor River Catchment Improvement Project

Project duration: 5 years
Freshwater Improvement Fund contribution: $261,950

Local community groups to work together on the Taylor River catchment in Marlborough.
The establishment of a community stakeholder group including local schools and interest groups, iwi and the viticulture and pastoral farming industry will enable targeted riparian planting, expanded monitoring, and assessment of the urban stormwater and sewer networks via camera surveys.