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Past Projects

Organisation: Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Incorporated

Title of Project: Whangawehi Catchment Restoration Project

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Mahia Peninsula is an island Isthmus on the East Coast of the North Island between Gisborne and Napier. In July 2010, the local community of Whangawehi raised the issue of the potential effects of the Mahia Beach Community Waste Water System and other land uses on the water quality of the Whangawehi river, the estuary and the mahinga kai beds outside the river mouth. The stream, harbour and foreshore are already very popular for traditional kai harvesting as well as more modern fishing and sea food gathering techniques. In addition, there are many sites that are sacred to many of the local Maori.