Upper Manawatu River Catchment group

Catchment Community Group

Catchment area

Regions: Taranaki/Manawatu

All land up stream from the confluence of the Manawatu River and the Mangapuaka stream.

Taking in the areas of Te Uri , Ormondville Norsewood and Northern Matamau . The Northern boundary is roughly defined by a line from Rakautatahi and Whenuahau roads  and the Southern boundary from Maunga and Mangahei roads.

Taking in the Manawatu river and all its tributaries ( Mangatewaiiti/ Mangatewainui / Mangapuaka etc )


Leading the community to monitor, restore, enhance & preserve water quality, while building resilience within the changing environmental & economic climate.


  • establish a data base of water testing to identify environmental hot spots
  • prioritise an action plan including practical stock exclusion, planting & wetland development
  • promote best practice with education

At present we are an informal group. Down the track we could become an incorporated or charitable group. Or join with another entity. Why? To help fund our objectives of education, facilitation & driving change to sustainable land management.
(We have just formed this group and its is only just getting going - last meeting was at Lower Norsewood 5th Dec 11am 2019)

Co-ordinators: Andrew Hardie & Helen Long

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