Manawatu Whanganui

Regional Coordinator Alastair Cole has been working with rural community members along with a various business and agency representatives, and staff from Horizons Regional Council to identify opportunities for Landcare related projects.

Links to current projects including the exciting national scale Citizen Science project can be found in the right hand column of this page, while community initiatives/ projects are identified below.

Foxton Everglades - Radio NZ: Radio broadcast for Radio NZ's Sunday programme includes input from NZ Landcare Trust Regional Coordinator Alastair Cole - RadioNZ

Citizen Science National Project

The three-year Citizen Science project run by Alastair has now been completed - for further information click here


Whitebait Creek Community.

After three years of negotiations a project to upgrade a culvert on Whitebait Creek has finally recieved full funding and work started in January 2016. This will make a significant contribution to the spawning success of whitebait that use the creek... more> 

As part of the work to increase the overall health of the Manawatu River, a group of organisations including NZ Landcare Trust, Horizons Regional Council and the Manawatu Estuary Trust have been engaging with landowners, iwi and community groups to identify community support for a project to improve native fish populations along Whitebait Creek... more>

Stoney Creek.

Stoney Creek is a small seasonally flowing stream which flows in a south easterly direction from above Hiwinui Township and enters the Manawatu River at Te Matai Road, just north of Palmerston North township. NZ Landcare Tust has successfully applied to the Manawatu River Leaders for support for work on this project... more>

Mangaone West.

The Mangaone West Stream flows in a south easterly direction from Halcombe Township into the Makino Stream at Kitchener Park near Fielding, which in turn enters the Oroua River slightly further south-east. NZ Landcare Trust has been helping proactive members of the farming community to develop plans for the formation of a Catchment Group... more>


For further information contact Alastair Cole: