Events in the community

February 2023 Community meeting

A community meeting in Waikouaiti to support landowners looking to get involved in some of the work Toitū Te Hakapupu has planned for 2023, chiefly fencing and native planting.

There was an interactive mapping session to collect local knowledge of the catchment such as known sediment hot spots, corrections were made to current land use maps, and discussions were had around proposed monitoring sites.

Opportunities for the rest of the community to help were also identified, including scientific monitoring, planting days and surveys. With time for feedback and questions from the greater community.


Community meeting February 2022


December 2022 Oioi planting trial

More than 1600 oioi plants have been planted around the South Arm of Te Hakapupu estuary thanks to the hard work and collaborative efforts of the Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki marae nursery and Tūmai Beach Restoration Trust.

The project was largely funded by Toitū Te Hakapupu; a joint initiative between the Otago Regional Council, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka te Puketeraki and the Ministry for the Environment.

In an attempt to reintroduce these colourful, native wetland rushes to the area, the kaitiaki (guardians) at Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki and some residents at Tūmai Beach farm park have undertaken this as a planting trial to learn the best ways to re-establish the plant around the estuary.


Oioi planting day at the South Arm of Te Hakapupu estuary


October 2022 Meet and greet

A relaxed meet and greet event was held on the Familtons’ farm to introduce the people behind the project to the community, outline the project’s aims and how it may affect those in the community.

Those that attended were encouraged to ask questions, share their thoughts, values, and what they would like to see for the future of their catchment.


Community Meet and Greet October 2022


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