Regions: Wairarapa, Carterton
Ahiaruhe Eco Area catchment is bounded on the south eastern side by the hills near the top of Millars Road and the Ruamahanga River on the north western side. The catchment encompasses Ahiaruhe Road and Ahiaruhe Settlement Road.
The catchment is geographically defined by the springs, streams and other water flowing towards the Ruamahunga River.
Who are we:
An informal group of landowners including cropping and finishing farms, sheep and beef farms, lifestyle blocks and other residents.
Our reason for coming together:
The Ahiaruhe Eco Area Catchment Group has been formed to help engage all landowners in developing and maintaining a long-term vision of land, water and environment care for current and future generations.
This will include a living action plan for environmental enhancement, balancing the requirements of commercial farming with a reduced carbon footprint, restoration of native flora and fauna, and improved water quality, while drawing on the experience of farmers, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and other groups with similar goals and objectives.
A catchment that is rich in biodiversity and has a sustainable and diverse water environment that benefits people, the natural environment and the economy of the local area.
▪ Resilient and connected community - a kind and collaborative community that works together to achieve our common vision. We actively connect, communicate and willingly share skills and resources.
▪Enriched biodiversity – a resurgent, and sustainable environment characterised by an enriched, sustainable biodiversity.
▪ Healthy waterways - manage/enhance aspects of the ecosystem in the Ahiaruhe Eco Area catchment with the health of the Ruamahunga River being a measure of the health of the surrounding landscape/community
▪Predator and pest free – enable and support our vision and goals by taking action to identify and remove pests (plant and animal) and introduced predators.