Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide

Launch Update

Winter sunshine greeted the launch of NZ Landcare Trust's newest publication 'Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide,' in Hamilton. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy was the guest of honour, officially launching the guide in front of an audience of nearly 50 invited guests.

The event coincided with Maori language week. Dame Devoy marked the occasion by beginning her speech in Te Reo. The Commissioner acknowledged the work that went into creating the new guide and applauded NZ Landcare Trust and river iwi, for their efforts. She went on to put the publication into a broader context, referencing the work of the Human Rights Commission in New Zealand... full news article >



When people get together with a shared vision and a willingness to take action extraordinary things can happen. 'Waikato River Restoration: A Bi-lingual Guide' aims to encourage people to get involved in restoration projects by offering examples of practical solutions. It contains a series of case studies demonstrating the diversity of work underway - farmer led, research led, industry led and community led.

The Guide also reflects upon the close links iwi have with the Waikato River and highlights an optimistic new era of co-management and co-governance, where iwi have a growing involvement in the future management of the river. English and Te Reo content are presented side-by-side to reflect increasing collaboration.

Written in an engaging style with plenty of illustrations and photographs the Guide is specifically targetted at those who would like to know more about the river, the restoration work underway and the links iwi have to New Zealand's longest river.


If you are interested in recieving a printed copy contact NZ Landcare Trust Communications Manager James Barnett: james.barnett@landcare.org.nz