Fish passage Tag

Our team member Tiki Garton has also been working alongside the Department of Conservation (DOC), the Whitebait Connection and Northland District Council (NDC) as part of the Ngā Awa river restoration programme for their farm, Garton Farms Kainamu, located in the Oruru Valley...

After initial pilot projects ran last year, freshwater farm plans are expected to be ready for roll out from mid 2023 with a focus on the Waikato, Gisborne and Southland regions first. Freshwater farm plans are part of the government’s Essential Freshwater package and the aim...

DO YOU NEED CONSENT FOR YOUR CULVERT IN A RIVER OR STREAM?   National Environmental Standards for Freshwater (NES-F) regulations now apply to a range of structures — including culverts — in New Zealand rivers, streams and connected areas. The regulations have been introduced because many of...

Poorly designed instream structures (including culverts, weirs and dams) are a significant contributing factor in the declining populations of New Zealand’s native freshwater fish. According to DOC, about 70% of New Zealand’s native fish are threatened or at risk and the main factor in these declining...