As of February 2024, nearly 132,000 native plants have been planted on private and public land since the beginning of the project, to protect and restore our waterways in the catchment. On this page are just some of the initiatives supported through the Project, where we have provided assistance for costs such as plants, guards, stakes or labour.
Many of these plants are ecosourced from Havelock to Pelorus and Rai, and include foundational native species such as carex, flax, manuka, kanuka, cabbage trees and totara, to name a few. While the aim of the project is to improve water quality over generations, in the short term the Project looks at achieving a survival rate of 90 percent or more for all plantings it supports.
Even within a couple of years of planting, participants in the Project have reported increased bird sightings and birdsong, and natives that have begun to self-seed to regenerate thriving biodiversity.
Check out our Funding Page and Expression of Interest Form if you’re thinking about native planting and want to learn more about opportunities for assistance.