Kaituna Maketu and Pongakawa Waitahanui catchments
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Regional Council is planning to return freshwater flow from the Kaituna River into Ōngātoro/Maketū Estuary. See project updates, timeframes, plans and benefits
Two groups of community representatives (one for Kaituna/Maketū and one for Pongakawa/Waitahanui) have been established to help implement the National Policy Statement for Freshwater. They'll be informing changes to the Regional Water and Land Plan to guide the future of water management for these catchments.
More than 50,000 native plants will be planted across nearly 15 hectares of Papahikahawai Island over the next ten years.
We're working with others to re-create 45-80 hectares of new freshwater wetland between the Kaituna River, Tauranga Eastern Link and the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve.
Te Arawa Lakes Trust landowners started work with Bay of Plenty Regional and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils to restore the 22 hectare Whakapoukorero wetland, in Maketū.
We're planning a pump station upgrade to maintain flood protection in the lower Kaituna catchment.
Whitebait and other native freshwater fish need access between the sea and inland waterways to breed and feed. Find out how we're improving fish habitat in the Kaituna catchments.
The Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy 2009 was developed to celebrate and honour Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary life as taonga.
The purpose of the Authority (as set out in Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014) is to restore, protect and enhance the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and well-being of the Kaituna River.
The Kaituna Catchment Control Scheme helps protect landowners from flood risk in the Lake Rotorua, Lake Rotoiti and Kaituna River catchments.