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What we do

OUR MISSION

Working together for Te Wai Pareira’s wellbeing

At River Care Group, we are on a mission to restore the wellbeing / mauri of Te Wai o Pareira

OUR GOALS
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Build awareness and knowledge of the Awa

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Work actively to clean up the awa

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Be advocates for Te Wai o Pareira with authorities and the wider community

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Build a sense of community, concern and action around the awa

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​Long term we aspire to restore Te Wai o Pareira to a healthy and safe state that supports diverse and abundant  life​

OUR ACHIEVMENTS

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Public Meetings and Collaborative Hui

Held two successful public meetings attended by over 120 people, distributed 12,000+ flyers, and collaborated with local and central government politicians, local water sport clubs and conservation groups.

SafeSwim and Water Quality Testing Initiatives

Developed and contributed to SafeSwim modelling for Taipari and Chapman Strands, and trained volunteers to conduct continuous water quality testing after funding was secured from Foundation North.

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Structure and Dedication

Established RiverCare Te Wai o Pareira Trust, with formal monthly governance meetings, Incorporated Trust Status and registered charity accreditation.

Built strong relationships with local board, community groups, Iwi, Council agencies, Water Care, and other environmental groups.

Completed a 'Heat Map' to emphasize the urgency of addressing wastewater overflows in Te Wai o Pareira.

Making a Difference

2.5 Tonnes

Rubbish removed from the Whau River and Te Wai o Pareira

Conservation

Supported the formation of Te Taiao/Conservation Network

Tawa Esplanade

Initiated a reserve restoration and pest control project

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