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Our Mission:

As a community, to restore, enhance and protect the Upper Taieri catchment.

The Upper Taieri Scroll plain in the beautiful Maniototo/Māniatoto basin is one of the most unique river environments in the Southern Hemisphere.

It's home to many rare and endangered native species and is an important traditional food-gathering site for Māori.

Taieri scroll plain
Dawn Sangster

A passionate group of landowners,

conservationists and river users united by a common cause - the restoration, preservation and protection of the river catchment we love.

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We assist landowners to fence and plant wetland and riparian areas. We also protect native fish habitat, enhance recreation areas and undertake weed control.

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Plants in the Ground 

Kilometres fenced

planting in the Maniototo

Photo Credit: Natalie Willis

As part of the project we built a nursery in Patearoa to help us establish and propagate plants suited to our harsh Central Otago environment. 


We fenced, irrigated and bought in small plants by the 1000's and have a nursery team to care for them before they go out to our partner farms.

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