Wai Kōkopu is a community-led programme of action to replenish and revitalise the health of the Waihi Estuary. It involves catchment-wide innovation, enlightened thinking, strong leadership, the passion within our local communities and the harnessing of collective action.
Become a member
- Monthly pānui/newsletter
- Vote for future Board members in September
- Invitations to events and volunteer opportunities
- Have input into how we prioritise funding
- Easily access advice, support and funding for restoration works on your property
Why is Wai Kōkopu needed?
The Waihi estuary, is in a poor and declining ecological state and does not consistently meet guidelines for safe swimming and shellfish gathering.
Significant reductions of contaminants (between 30% and 60% for nutrients) and E.coli (50%) are needed to return the Waihi Estuary to a healthy ecological state.
Read more about the science & estuary health