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

4 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 15 August to 19 August 2022.

2022-08-15 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 15 August to 19 August 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Browns Drain

Browns

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Ranihika

Cruickshanks

Siemelinks

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Diagonal Drain

Abbots, Pamments

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna Rd Drain

Welds, Dans, Browns

Both banks

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Main A Drain

Abbots

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Pah Rd Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Potters Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Rangitāiki-Tarawera Rivers Scheme

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
11 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 8 August to 12 August 2022.

2022-08-08 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 8 August to 12 August 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Browns Drain

Browns

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Ranihika

Cruickshanks

Siemelinks

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Diagonal Drain

Abbots, Pamments

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna Rd Drain

Welds, Dans, Browns

Both banks

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Main A Drain

Abbots

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Pah Rd Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Potters Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Waingaehe Floodway

Waingaehe Floodway

Right bank

Tree maintenance

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
18 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 1 August to 5 August 2022.

2022-08-01 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 1 August to 5 August 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Browns Drain

Browns

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Ranihika

Cruickshanks

Siemelinks

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Diagonal Drain

Abbots, Pamments

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna Rd Drain

Welds, Dans, Browns

Both banks

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Main A Drain

Abbots

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Pah Rd Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Potters Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Waingaehe Floodway

Waingaehe Floodway

Right bank

Tree maintenance

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
25 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 25 July to 29 July 2022.

2022-07-25 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 25 July to 29 July 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Browns Drain

Browns

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Ranihika

Cruickshanks

Siemelinks

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Diagonal Drain

Abbots, Pamments

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna Rd Drain

Welds, Dans, Browns

Both banks

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Main A Drain

Abbots

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Pah Rd Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Potters Drain

Welds

Right bank

Deweed

Arthur Rangihika

Waingaehe Floodway

Waingaehe Floodway

Right bank

Tree maintenance

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
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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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