Archives For Wetlands

It’s early morning and a team of rangers are heading to three Waikato peat lakes. They’re hoping to find waikaka/black mudfish, a native fish with a clever little trick up its proverbial sleeve.

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How do we turn more than 50 years of degradation around and restore a huge murky weed-infested lake to its glory days? A good question to ponder on World Wetlands Day.

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When Peter Roberts looks out from his home overlooking the Firth of Thames, he can gaze across the internationally significant wetland he and his neighbours are striving to conserve. He is the chairman of the Western Firth Catchment Group Trust, which recently received $50,000 from the DOC Community Fund.

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