What's Happening in our Catchment 2022 

Community Planting Day - te ngahere o Waharoa

Saturday 12th June 2021

Community Planting Day


Friends of Hawes Bush 

Beetle Collecting 

It is coming up to beetle collecting time again and we are looking for individuals to come learn more about Tradescantia and help collect beetles to move to a new site.

Please get in contact through either our Facebook or email if you are interested.

Once we have expression of interest then we will look to set a date and time for this little adventure.

Check out the photos and video from our collecting day in 2018.


Morrinsville River Walk Project (Clean up the River Campaign)

Clean Up Dates 

The project is back in 2021. On every other weekend on a weed-busting mission.

For more information please contact


National Events 2021

1st February  - World Wetlands Day

6-14th March - Seaweek

What's happening in the Waikato:

Marine Matters Science Night 

Date: Tuesday 3rd of March 2021 at 6.30pm 

Location: Orca Restaurant and Bar, 2 Wallis Street, Raglan 

Contact: Stine Sorensen marine@whaingaroa.org.nz 


We are hosting a Marine Matters Science Night on the 2nd of March. The event is themed Mātai Moana and will focus on Mātauranga Māori in marine science. These events are open to everyone who has an interest in Marine Science and allows our community to interact with researchers and is intended to inspire conversation and action on coastal issues.

The first speaker will be Megan Pareue Ranapia, who is a UoW PhD student and of Te Patuwai and Ngāti Pukeko (Ngāti Awa) and Ngāti Mahuta (Tainui) descent. She will be talking about her project which encompasses a co-developed mātauranga Māori and science approach to inform marine research and management. It includes a case study of the eleven-armed starfish, pātangaroa (Coscinasterias muricata) overabundance in Ōhiwa Harbour.
The second speaker of the night will be Dr João Souza from MetOcean, who will be talking about the national project “Moana” which aims to update our knowledge of ocean circulation of Aotearoa and also incorporates Mātauranga Māori. 

Cost: Free

22nd March - World Water Day 


22nd May - International Biodiversity Day 

June 5th - World Environment Day

June 5th - Arbor Day 

June 26th to July 4th - New Zealand Garden Bird Survey


September - Conservation Week

September 5th to 11th - Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean up Week


September 27th - World Rivers Day 


October 16th - World Climate Action Day

For events or support needed during planting or other catchment activities please contact us. For contact information please see our 'Contact Us' page.