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Waiora - Drains are Streams

Restoring the mana and mauri of waterways to create safe habitats for our most endangered species.

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Signs for Drains

Help create carved metal signs with endangered species and
"Kia Tūpato - Drains are Streams" and "Waiora - Water is Life"

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Education Resources

Help develop species factsheets, flyers on what you can do,
videos and VR headsets in te reo Māori and English

$30 per month

Kete - Adopt a Drain

Help us to engage with kura, schools and hāpori to share engagement kits and educate tamariki on how to to adopt a drain.

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Donate today

Tuna - our longfin eel, a taonga species, are endangered and declining due to pollution, commercial fishing, and habitat loss due to hydro development, drainage, irrigation schemes, and river diversions.

Your donation will help to:

  • Develop an education programme to educate tamariki and the public so we can better understand how drain systems work, and why we need to restore the health of our waterways for endangered species.

  • Produce education packs - A kete with all the tools needed to "Adopt a Drain" 

  • Draw attention to our most endangered species and what needs to be done to save them and their habitats

  • Reconnect people to te taiao, our environment, showcase solutions and ways to become kaitiaki.

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When you donate you help give our most vulnerable species a voice.

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