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

5 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 27 June to the 1 July 2022.

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Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 27 June to the 1 July 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Tanners

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Marshalls

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Waiari Canal

Percy

Left bank

Tree removal

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
12 days ago

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 20 June to the 23 June 2022.

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Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 20 June to the 23 June 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Tanners

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Marshalls

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Waiari Canal

Percy

Left bank

Tree removal

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
19 days ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 13 June to the 17 June 2022.

2022-06-13 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 13 June to the 17 June 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Tanners

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Managh’s Drain

Desilting mouth

Both banks

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Mangakakahi Stream

Various

Both

Minor vegetation blockage removals

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Right bank

Tree removal

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ohineangaanga Canal

Marshalls

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Waiari Canal

Percy

Left bank

Tree removal

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 7 June to the 10 June 2022.

2022-06-07 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 7 June to the 10 June 2022.

River/Drain

Site name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Tanners

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Managh’s Drain

Desilting mouth

Both banks

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Ngongotahā Stream

A&P

Right bank

Tree removal

Marcel van Leeuwen

Ohineangaanga Canal

Marshalls

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Waiari Canal

Percy

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Waingaehe Floodway

Waingaehe Floodway

Right bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Waiowhiro Stream

Below SH5

Both banks

Tree Removal

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 30 May to the 3 June 2022.

2022-05-30 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 30 May to the 3 June 2022.

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Internal Drain

Chethams

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Tanners

Left bank

Tree removal

Arthur Rangihika

Managh’s Drain

Desilting mouth

Both banks

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Marshalls

Left bank

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Waiari Canal

Percy

Left bank

Tree removal

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
2 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 23 May to the 27 May 2022.

2022-05-20 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 23 May to the 27 May 2022.

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Managh’s Drain

Desilting mouth

Both banks

Desilting

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

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
2 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 16 May to 20 May 2022.

2022-05-16 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 16 May to 20 May 2022.

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Kaituna River

Both banks

Tree Removal

Kerry Smith

Kopuaroa Canal

Pump station outlet

Right bank

Minor rock repairs

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

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
2 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 9 May to 13 May 2022.

2022-05-09 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 9 May to 13 May 2022.

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Kaituna River

Both banks

Tree Removal

Kerry Smith

Kopuaroa Canal

Pump station outlet

Right bank

Minor rock repairs

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left 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
3 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 2 May to 6 May 2022.

2022-05-02 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 2 May to 6 May 2022.

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Kaituna River

Both banks

Tree Removal

Kerry Smith

Kopuaroa Canal

Pump station outlet

Right bank

Minor rock repairs

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left 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
3 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 26 April to 1 May 2022:

2022-04-26 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 26 April to 1 May 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Kopuaroa Canal

Pump station outlet

Right bank

Minor rock repairs

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
3 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 19 April to 22 April 2022.

2022-04-14 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week 19 April to 22 April 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River

Waitangi Water Monitoring Site

Left bank

Rock armouring

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

Geddes Road

Left bank

Tree maintenance

Marcel van Leeuwen

Various Drains – Lower Kaituna

Pah Road, Diagonal, East, Potters and Kaituna Rd drains

Both banks

Drain deweeding

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
3 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 11 April 2022.

2022-04-11 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 11 April 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River Waitangi Water Monitoring Site Left bank Rock armouring Arthur Rangihika
Utuhina Stream Geddes Road Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Various Drains – Lower Kaituna Pah Road, Diagonal, East, Potters and Kaituna Rd drains Both banks Drain deweeding 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
3 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 4 April 2022.

2022-04-04 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 4 April 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River Armers Outlet Left bank Replace flap Arthur Rangihika
Lawless Drain Armers Farm Right bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Utuhina Stream Rock armouring Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Utuhina Stream Geddes Road Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Utuhina Stream Titoki Place Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Various Drains – Lower Kaituna Pah Road, Diagonal, East, Potters and Kaituna Rd drains Both banks Drain deweeding 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
4 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 28 March 2022.

2022-03-28 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 28 March 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River Armers Outlet Left bank Replace flap Arthur Rangihika
Lawless Drain Armers Farm Right bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Ohineangaanga Canal Seddon Street Right bank Berm cleaning Arthur Rangihika
Utuhina Stream Geddes Road Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Utuhina Stream Titoki Place Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Various Drains – Lower Kaituna Pah Road, Diagonal, East, Potters and Kaituna Rd drains Both banks Drain deweeding Arthur Rangihika
Waingaehe Floodway Te Ngae Rd to Lake Both banks De weed Matt Eru

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
4 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 21 March 2022.

2022-03-21 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 21 March 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Kaituna River Armers Outlet Left bank Replace flap Arthur Rangihika
Lawless Drain Armers Farm Right bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Ohineangaanga Canal Seddon Street Right bank Berm cleaning Arthur Rangihika
Utuhina Stream Geddes Road Left bank Tree maintenance Marcel van Leeuwen
Various Drains – Lower Kaituna Pah Road, Diagonal, East, Potters and Kaituna Rd drains Both banks Drain deweeding 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
4 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 14 March 2022.

2022-03-14 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 14 March 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Lawless Drain Armers Farm Right bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Mangakakahi Stream Sunset Road upstream Both banks Vegetation maintenance & erosion repair Marcel van Leeuwen
Ohineangaanga Canal Seddon Street Right bank Berm cleaning Arthur Rangihika
Utuhina Stream Geddes Road Left 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.

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4 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 7 March 2022.

2022-03-07 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 7 March 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Factory Drain Verwey property Left bank De silt contaminated material Arthur Rangihika
Kaituna River Armer Farms Left bank Replacing outlet and floodgate Arthur Rangihika
Lawless Drain Armers Farm Right bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Mangakakahi Stream Sunset Road upstream Both banks Vegetation maintenance & erosion repair Marcel van Leeuwen
Nuzum Drain Armers Farm Left bank De weed Arthur Rangihika
Ohineangaanga Canal Seddon Street Right bank Berm cleaning Arthur Rangihika
Puarenga Stream Sala Street Both banks Fallen Tree Removal Marcel van Leeuwen
Utuhina Stream 27 Tarewa Road Right bank Erosion repair Marcel van Leeuwen
Utuhina Stream Depot Street Both banks Fallen Tree Removal 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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4 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 28 February 2022.

2022-02-28 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 28 February 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Factory Drain  

Verwey property

Left bank

De silt contaminated material

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna Rive

Armer Farms

Left bank

Replacing outlet and floodgate

Arthur Rangihika

Lawless Drain

Armers Farm

Right bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Mangakakahi Stream

Sunset Road upstream

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance & erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Nuzum Drain

Armers Farm

Left bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Seddon Street

Right bank

Berm cleaning

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

27 Tarewa Road

Right bank

Erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Utuhina Stream

74 Geddes Road

Left bank

Vegetation 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.

4 months ago

What’s happening here?

Mangakakahi Stream vegetation maintenance and erosion repair

Protecting and restoring our natural streams and the biodiversity within them is essential in making our green spaces strong and healthy. Bay of Plenty Regional Council is working closely with Rotorua Lakes Council on a programme of works to improve and protect the Mangakakahi Stream (below Linton Park towards Sunset Road). Work will include stream bank stabilisation and removal of exotic/pest plants. 

4 months ago

What’s happening here?

Te Arawa Dairy Farm Treatment Wetland Project

In the 1820s, Kawa Swamp dominated the lowland areas of Maketū. Over time however, the rich swamp lands were sold and drained for agricultural and pastoral use. Within the lower Kaituna Catchment wetlands represent less than four per cent of the historical 6,500ha of Kawa Swamp — which once covered the floodplain. 

2022-02-28 - What’s happening here?

Te Arawa Dairy Farm Treatment Wetland Project

In the 1820s, Kawa Swamp dominated the lowland areas of Maketū. Over time however, the rich swamp lands were sold and drained for agricultural and pastoral use. Within the lower Kaituna Catchment wetlands represent less than four per cent of the historical 6,500ha of Kawa Swamp — which once covered the floodplain. Restoring new wetlands and enhancing those which remain is highly important, and why a wetland within the Waitepuia catchment has been identified as part of Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s focus catchment programme.

Construction of this wetland is now underway and will treat surface drainage and runoff from the above 49ha sub-catchment area. The wetland will help filter contaminants and restore the catchment health, ultimately reducing the volume and concentration contaminants coming into the Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketū Estuary.

5 months ago

Awards keep flowing in for Kaituna River re-diversion project

Partnership and collaboration have won Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and consultancy firm WSP a silver in the General Category at the 2021 Association of Consulting and Engineering (ACE) Awards.

2022-02-24 - Awards keep flowing in for Kaituna River re-diversion project

Partnership and collaboration have won Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and consultancy firm WSP a silver in the General Category at the 2021 Association of Consulting and Engineering (ACE) Awards.

The award — for the Kaituna River Re-diversion and Te Awa o Ngatoroirangi/Maketu Estuary Enhancement Project — was announced on Tuesday (22 February) at an online awards ceremony. The team also won a Special Award acknowledging outstanding collaboration leading to exceptional outcomes.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Coastal Catchments Manager Pim De Monchy said WSP was brought in by Regional Council to undertake the consenting and support stakeholder engagement.

“The local community had been calling for this project to happen for generations, so we knew we needed a pretty special team of people to get the best possible outcome for all parties involved.

“The success of the project demonstrates the importance of a forward thinking group of consultants who listened, collaborated, and developed an ongoing relationship with communities to achieve significant change and positive environmental outcomes,” Mr De Monchy said.

WSP Technical Principal of Planning, Steph Brown said the ability for the project team to collaborate with stakeholders to understand any potential concerns and then work with them on solutions was first and foremost.

 “This included working with Maketu Coastguard, commercial fishermen, Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society, landowners and of course collaborating with tangata whenua to ensure the project was implemented and managed with a culturally sensitive and holistic view of the environment.”

“The success of the project demonstrates that applying sound engineering practice, supported by scientific knowledge and tangata whenua and community input can achieve great things.

“The project is a major step toward addressing past modifications that have led to the declining health of the estuary over time,” said Ms Brown.

For the tangata whenua of Te Tumu, Te Tumu Cut where the Kaituna River meets the sea was a wound that never healed. In 1956, the ‘cut’ or diversion of the flow of the river away from its natural outlet to be drained and turned into farmland, came at a significant cost. 

The health of the estuary collapsed due to the loss of freshwater flows and 90 per cent of wetlands were lost. Populations of finfish and shellfish plummeted, and along with environmental damage, traditional practices and generations of cultural knowledge were lost.

Since completing the project up to 20 percent of the Kaituna River's freshwater flows into the estuary have been restored. As well as the re-creation of a 20 hectares wetland around the estuary margin, which helps filter nutrients and creates breeding areas for birds and fish.

Past awards this project has picked up are:

  • New Zealand Planning Institute — Rodney Davies Project Award (2020).
  • New Zealand Coastal Society — Terry Healy Award (2020). 
  • Resource Management Law Association of NZ — Project Award (2020).
  •  Commonwealth Association of Planners — Commendation for Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement (2020).
  • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) — Projects over $5 million - Highly Commended (2020).
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5 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 21 February 2022.

2022-02-21 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 21 February 2022:

River/Drain

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of Works

Person Responsible

Factory Drain

Verwey property

Left bank

De silt contaminated material

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Armer Farms

Left bank

Replacing outlet and floodgate

Arthur Rangihika

Lawless Drain

Armers Farm

Right bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Mangakakahi Stream

Sunset Road upstream

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance & erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Nuzum Drain

Armers Farm

Left bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Seddon Street

Right bank

Berm cleaning

Arthur Rangihika

Puarenga Stream

Sala Street

Both banks

Fallen Tree Removal

Marcel van Leeuwen

Utuhina Stream

27 Tarewa Road

Right bank

Erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Utuhina Stream

Depot Street

Both banks

Fallen Tree Removal

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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5 months ago

Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 14 February 2022.

2022-02-14 - Weekly update

Works on the Kaituna Catchment Scheme week of 14 February 2022.

River/Drain Name

Site Name

Left/Right bank

Type of works

Person responsible

Factory Drain

Verwey property

Left bank

De silt contaminated material

Arthur Rangihika

Kaituna River

Armer Farms

Left bank

Replacing outlet and floodgate

Arthur Rangihika

Lawless Drain

Armers Farm

Right bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Mangakakahi Stream

Sunset Road upstream

Both banks

Vegetation maintenance & erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Nuzum Drain

Armers Farm

Left bank

De weed

Arthur Rangihika

Ohineangaanga Canal

Seddon Street

Right bank

Berm cleaning

Arthur Rangihika

Utuhina Stream

27 Tarewa Road

Right bank

Erosion repair

Marcel van Leeuwen

Utuhina Stream

74 Geddes Road

Left bank

Vegetation 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.

 

 

 

 

update
12 months ago

What are stopbanks and how can I help protect them?

Did you know that Bay of Plenty Regional Council maintain over 350km of stopbanks to help keep you safe?

2021-07-31 - What are stopbanks and how can I help protect them?

Did you know that Bay of Plenty Regional Council maintain over 350km of stopbanks to help keep you safe?

Stopbanks are our key defence against flooding. They are compacted earth banks built next to rivers and floodways to help contain water in flooding events.

No matter how well they are designed, constructed and maintained, stopbanks are only as strong as the weakest link.

That’s why protecting them from damage is vital.

What can damage stopbanks?

Did you know that a lot of things can damage stopbanks? This includes, vehicles, sheds, and structures, and any digging or excavating. Some large trees can also be a problem as roots can create weakness in the stopbank.

What are my responsibilities?

As a landowner or resident we rely on you to protect the stopbanks on or near your property and inform Regional Council of any damage.

You must follow the Flood Protection Drainage Bylaws and remember to contact Regional Council for permission before doing the following on or near a stopbank:

  • Planting or cutting down trees
  • Digging
  • Building or demolishing any structures e.g. patios, sheds, or fences

How you can help protect stopbanks:

  • Please don’t try and fix any issues before contacting Regional Council as this can cause more damage
  • Report any pest damage to Regional Council
  • Report anything that you are unsure of, or that doesn’t look quite right
  • Don’t throw any grass or plant

Report damage

  • Help keep our flood systems and stopbanks safe by keeping an eye out for damage. If you see a fallen tree, or people, or vehicles damaging stopbanks, please report it to Bay of Plenty Regional Council:
    Email riversanddrains@boprc.govt.nz
    Call 0800 884 880
12 months ago

Kaituna 2017 flood repairs works completed

Since the 2017 floods we’ve been working hard around the region to repair the damage. We’ve just completed all the repairs on the Kaituna River and alongside the physical works we've been trying to make sure we’re taking up opportunities to restore native habitat.

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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