About WLG
The Area
Status of Lake Waituna



The Waituna Landcare Group came into existence in June 2001.

The group was set up as a result of local concerns about the effect changing and intensive land use was having on the catchment and on Waituna Lagoon.

Waituna Lagoon forms part of an International Wetland Reserve. In a nutshell, the Landcare group's aim is one of preservation, restoration and guardianship.

Concern over water quality issues led the group to become involved in monthly testing on the contributing streams using the Schmak kit, and also assisting Environment Southland by collecting monthly water samples from the lagoon.

A grant from Landcare Trust's Transpower Fund has enabled the group to buy water testing equipment to further assist in their understanding of what's happening in the waterways.

With a grant from World Wildlife Fund, the Landcare group is going to establish a native plant nursery to make plants available to landowners on the catchment for riparian plantings.

Waituna Lagoon is situated on the south coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 30 minutes drive from Invercargill and about 2 1/2 hours drive from Dunedin. The lagoon is 10mins drive off the Southern Scenic Route from Mokotua (on an unsealed metal/gravel road).

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