Care for Streams With Waicare

We very much like the work of Waicare. Waicare are committed to healthy streams and catchments. Wai Care works together with individuals, schools, groups, families, communities and organisations to make a difference to stream and catchment health across the Auckland Region.

The programme supports and enables local communities to be active in the protection, health and management of local waterways and catchments. By engaging with communities and providing education, methods and resources, Wai Care enables local groups to take action in a wide variety of ways. The Wai Care programme is for all ages, young and old, doing our bit to learn about and take care of local waterways and catchments.

What is Wai Care all about?

  • It’s about caring for our waterways and catchments
  • It’s about communities taking action.
  • It’s about all of us learning together and caring for ‘our place’.
  • It’s about kaitiakitanga.

Wai Care is a water quality monitoring, education and action programme for community groups, individuals, businesses and schools across the Auckland region.

Wai Care is delivered across the Auckland region in many different ways. The types of Wai Care activities are many and varied and go far beyond simply assessing water quality.

These resources and the water quality data collected can be accessed by others by people and organisations, including care groups, councils, universities, and government agencies such as Landcare Research and the Department of Conservation.

Wai Care runs activities in the Auckland Region.

Westie? Learn about caring for streams with Waicare -14th April

Come along and meet others out west caring for their streams. Its a good opportunity to learn more about our streams and how to care for them. It’s a good opportunity to learn more about our streams and how to care for them.

Project Twin Streams works closely with Wai Care to monitor the state of our streams, for more information on Wai Care visit

Date: 14th April 2012

Location: CASCADES PARK 11:00 AM

Please join Wai Care at the Cascades Park for a networking event to meet other local westies working in our streams and learn a few things along the way.
Schedule of events:
11:00 – Meet and greet
11:30 – Flat Mayflies by Stephen Moore (Landcare Research)
12:00 – Eels by Paul Woodard (Native Fish Expert)
12:30 – Lunch provided by Bountiful Earth
1:00 – Recommended walk along The Auckland City Walk (Distance:1.5 km / Time:1 hour

*Kids art activities throughout event
Please RSVP –