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Native fish spawning areas in two Tairawhiti catchments: Identification and community restoration project

Publication date:  June 2017
Publication reference number:  CR 280

In 2014 Gisborne District Council received funding from the Ministry for the Environment to undertake a community-based pilot project the Lower Waipaoa and Te Arai catchment areas to identify, protect and enhance inanga spawning sites. The purpose of the project was to:

  • Identify existing and potential inanga spawning sites
  • Develop capacity within local communities and iwi to identify potential spawning areas and undertake protection/restoration
  • To pilot the restoration of spawning habitat as a learning exercise and model for other parts of the region.