The Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme includes Lake Rotorua and Rotoiti as well as the Kaituna River. The whole catchment area covers 1,250 square kilometres.

The scheme includes flood protection stopbanks on Waingaehe, Puarenga, Utuhina and Waiowhero Streams through the Rotorua urban area.

It includes:

  • 79km of stopbank
  • 3 major flood gates
  • 1 mole structure
  • 9 pump stations

Current projects

Kaituna Mole Upgrade

Bay of Plenty Regional Council will be starting major maintenance on the Kaituna Mole in April 2021. The maintenance is required so the structure can continue to be fit-for-purpose and safe for public use.

Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws

The Flood Protection and Drainage Bylaws are regulations that safeguard flood protection and land drainage assets from damage or misuse.

Kaituna River rediversion and Maketū Estuary enhancement

We’re making Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi/Maketu Estuary healthier for people to swim and fish in.

April 2017 Flood Repair Project

We're repairing the flood damage to our rivers and drains to protect people, property and livelihoods.

Scheme updates

6 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 23 January to 27 January 2023.

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Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 23 January to 27 January 2023.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Various Lower Kaituna Scheme Drains

Various

Various

De-weeding

Arthur Rangihika

Cruickshanks Drain

Siemelinks

Right banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ford Rd Drain

Chitham

Both Banks

De weed and de silt

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chitham

Both banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation/
Erosion maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ngongotahā Stream

SH5

Right bank

Erosion Site

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ohineangaanga Stream

Borough Outlet

Right Bank

Floodgate Works

Arthur Rangihika

Seddon Street Drain

Kaituna Outlet

Both banks

Floodgate Works

Arthur Rangihika

See a map of all the work happening this week on our River Schemes.

If you want to discuss any of these works further, please contact the responsible person on 0800 884 880.

Weekly update
13 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 16 January to 20 January 2023.

2023-01-16 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 16 January to 20 January 2023.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Various Lower Kaituna Scheme Drains

Various

Various

De-weeding

Arthur Rangihika

Cruickshanks Drain

Siemelinks

Right banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ford Rd Drain

Chitham

Both Banks

De weed and de silt

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chitham

Both banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation/
Erosion maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ngongotahā Stream

SH5

Right bank

Erosion Site

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ohineangaanga Stream

Borough Outlet

Right Bank

Floodgate Works

Arthur Rangihika

Seddon Street Drain

Kaituna Outlet

Both banks

Floodgate Works

Arthur Rangihika

See a map of all the work happening this week on our River Schemes.

If you want to discuss any of these works further, please contact the responsible person on 0800 884 880.

Weekly update
2 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 19 December to 23 December 2022.

2022-12-19 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 19 December to 23 December 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Various Lower Kaituna Scheme Drains

Various

Various

De-weeding

Arthur Rangihika

Cruickshanks Drain

Siemelinks

Right banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ford Rd Drain

Chitham

Both Banks

De weed and de silt

Arthur Rangihika

Gordons/Singletons

Various

Both banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation/Erosion maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ngongotahā Stream

SH5

Right bank

Erosion Site

Marcel van Leeuwen

See a map of all the work happening this week on our River Schemes.

If you want to discuss any of these works further, please contact the responsible person on 0800 884 880.

Weekly update
2 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 12 December to 16 December 2022.

2022-12-12 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 12 December to 16 December 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Various Lower Kaituna Scheme Drains

Various

Various

De-weeding

Arthur Rangihika

Cruickshanks Drain

Siemelinks

Right banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Gordons/Singletons

Various

Both banks

Desilting

Jason Rive

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation/Erosion maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ngongotahā Stream

SH5

Right bank

Erosion Site

Marcel van Leeuwen

Seddon Street Drain

Armers

Both banks

De-weed

Arthur Rangihika

Waitetī Stream

40 Waitetī Road

Left bank

Pest Vegetation

Marcel van Leeuwen

See a map of all the work happening this week on our River Schemes.

If you want to discuss any of these works further, please contact the responsible person on 0800 884 880.

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Advisory groups and forums

Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme Advisory Group

Membership of the River Scheme Advisory Group is representative of the different interests and locations within the scheme.

The Maru o Kaituna River Authority

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is a co-governance partnership mandated to restore, protect and enhance the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and well-being of the Kaituna River.

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