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Mountains to Sea Wellington are always up to something new and exciting. Here's the latest from us and our collaborators.

Pāuatahanui Streams Shine at Community eDNA Event!

June 5, 2024

Pāuatahanui community comes together to find out what fish live in their streams!

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Upper Waipoua Kaitiaki meets with Potangaroa Education

May 28, 2024

Kaitiaki group taking on the Upper Waipoua River!

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Farmers safeguarding our waterways

May 20, 2024

The Wainuioru Community River Care Group and their quest to restore the Wainuioru River

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New community-led Wairarapa Catchment Collective receives $1m to support restoration efforts

March 25, 2024

The committed catchment groups in the Wairarapa have banded together to form the brand new Wairarapa Catchment Collective!

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Connecting over the Wai - Kids Enhancing Tawa Ecosystems and the Willowbank Reserve Care Group

March 21, 2024

Kids Enhancing Tawa Ecosystems and Willowbank Reserve Care Group take on the Takapu Stream!

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Making Waves: A Fin-tastic Recap of the Mountains to Sea Wellington Community Snorkel Season

March 20, 2024

The Mountains to Sea Wellington community dove into an ocean of excitement during their snorkel season, making a splash!

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Whangaehu Bideford Catchment Community Group are shining a light on conservation

February 12, 2024

Uncovering what lurks in the shadows of the Taueru River and sparking some bright ideas for conservation!

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Locals dive into a waterway exploration

February 8, 2024

Whareama Stream walk, a day of exploring, connecting and fishy fun in the Wairarapa!

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Soiree and Snorkel Celebrates Seaweed Restoration

December 18, 2023

Breaker Bay loves its seaweed!

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Rare Fish finds in the Pareraho Forest

December 1, 2023

The journey of the piharau in the Belmont Stream, an exciting new discovery for Pareraho Forest Trust.

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Wairarapa walking festival – Wairio Wetland walk

November 12, 2023

Step into nature's playground at the Wairarapa wetlands!

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Freshwater Fish Monitoring Resources

October 12, 2023

These resources are designed for people who are carrying out restoration or monitoring of their local streams and rivers.

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New Freshwater Team Taking Shape

October 1, 2023

The Mountains to Sea Wellington Team headed to Tunnel Gully in Upper Hutt for a Health and Safety Field Practical for Fresh Water with our new team!

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Climate Commons Screening

September 20, 2023

The Love Rimurimu Team was featured at the sold-out Wellington Premiere of the much-anticipated film ‘Climate Commons’ doco on Tuesday 22nd of August.

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Wānanga Waimāori 2023 Proceedings

June 30, 2023

Proceedings, presentations, and recordings from the Wānanga Waimāori 2023

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Freshwater discoveries for Wellington community groups

February 24, 2023

Never before seen snails, a case of missing fish and community groups involved in it all. Read all about Liz's work with freshwater community groups.

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Early start on te taiao connections for Wairarapa kindy kids

February 23, 2023

There's no such thing as too early for learning about biodiversity, as freshwater coordinator Kara Kenny learned working with Carterton Kindy.

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Ngāti Toa School students keen explorers 

February 2, 2023

When Ngāti Toa School teacher Pearl Freemantle told her students there were seahorses living in the sea near Porirua, they didn’t believe her. 

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Ōtaki kids taking action for the Mangapōuri

January 25, 2023

The students and teachers of Te Kura Hato Petera Kaniera are on a journey to improve the health of the Mangapōuri Stream.

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Sharing the seaweed love

December 8, 2022

Imagine the blue belt of Wellington sustaining a healthy and vibrant ocean forest.

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Eighty students unite to save the health of Upper Hutt stream

October 6, 2022

Three Upper Hutt schools brought together for the health of the Māwai Hakona stream.

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Lifting the lid on urban streams

August 24, 2022

There's a massive web of streams beneath our feet, out of sight, but full of life and opportunity.

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The Wairarapa Connection

April 13, 2022

The mysteries of the Wairarapa would take a lifetime to discover because the land tells stories of past, present and signal warnings of the future.

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Porirua East students explore their streams and rivers

January 12, 2021

Our team worked with three Porirua schools to build their freshwater knowledge and build connections to local restoration projects.

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Rebuilding the repo in Taita

January 12, 2021

Students from Taita College have been hard at work restoring a wetland that sits on public land behind the kura.

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Fun with fish in Featherston

January 6, 2020

A freshwater monitoring workshop held by Mountains to Sea Wellington held over the hill in Featherston was the start of something great.

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Natone Park School students nurture their local stream

December 18, 2019

Te Awa Iti, meaning 'little stream' in te reo Māori, is a freshwater restoration project created by the Ngake class from Natone Park School in Bothamley Park.

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Big discoveries at Kaiwharawhara Stream

January 11, 2018

Wellington East Girls College Year 13 Biology students are scientists making big discoveries and building big action plans!

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A vision for Donald's Creek

January 1, 2017

Students from St Teresa’s School in Featherston have learnt to monitor the health of a local stream and developed a plan to protect and enhance it.

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Connections and collaboration at the heart of freshwater action

For the last three years, the Mountains To Sea Wellington team have been delivering the Whitebait Connection Project, which connects communities to rivers, stre

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Brandon Intermediate all about the awa

Students at Brandon Intermediate have been handing a local awa restoration project down to the next set of students for years now, and it's seen more than 15 me

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