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Engaging young people and local communities in the restoration of waterways and biodiversity


The WaiRestoration programme in Northland Enviroschools is engaging young people and local communities in the restoration of waterways and biodiversity, building sustainable communities through wai/water. 

It is a facilitated project with a collaborative approach, evolving in response to issues of water health and management, and a desire to engage a range of people.

WaiRestoration resource

The WaiRestoration booklet is a celebration and sharing of the collaborative learning, experiences and actions taken by Northland Enviroschools, farmers and landowners.  We hope that you all find inspiration in the approach and in the initiatives and actions for improving freshwater and preserving native species. 

Mihi nui ki a koutou to Northland Regional Council, the Northland Enviroschools team and the many Enviroschools students, teachers, whānau, iwi, and communities as well as the many other partner organisations and landowners involved.  This collective approach has shaped WaiRestoration and has created an environment that deepens learning and practice for everyone involved. 

The WaiRestoration project in Northland focuses on 7 streams - WaiFencing, WaiNurseries, WaiPlanting, WaiMaintenance, WaiMonitoring, WaiEnterprise and Save a Species with students from Primary, Intermaedicate and Secondary taking part in one, or a number of these and weaves into the wider Enviroschools theme of Water of Life.

Copies of this resource are available for purchase for $25 +GST. If you would like to order a copy please contact info@toimata.org.nz