This graph shows the number of plants planted since 2011


Rubbish collection

On the first weekend of the month, teams of volunteers spend time picking up rubbish. Hutt City Council provides the bags which are picked up on Monday morning. 

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You can read our 2013-2020 report on rubbish collection. written by coordinator Henry Steele

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Fish survey of 2019

The Friends of Waiwhetu helped a Citizen Science project by counting fish species at several sites above and below a weir. Several species were found: short-fin eel, long-fin eel, inanga,
common bully, giant kokupu. This year there were giant common bullies and many eels.


Three sites below and three above the weir can tell us how well the inanga and eels are managing to swim upstream. Images below by Grant Webby

Common bullies

Counting inanga
A common bully
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We have over 200 volunteers on our database but there's room for more. We also really appreciate school groups and businesses lending us a hand for specific projects. Thank you everyone!


Fish Survey 2019

Results from the 2019 FIsh Survey

Once again six pyke nets were laid out overnight at selected sites: three above and three below the weir. Inanga, eels and even giant kokupo were captured for counting, then released. Grant Webby's report on the 2019 Fish survey can be read here

Stream health indicators.

Click here for the latest water quality data from GWRC

Flooding events

Read about the flooding events in the Stream here