Auckland Council is the territorial authority for the region bounded by Wellsford in the north and Tuakau in the south, and including the Hauraki Gulf islands. An important aim for the Council is to make Auckland one of the world’s most liveable cities, as it will be beneficial to Auckland’s communities, and also its natural capital. Through conservation activities including land and water conservation and restoration of biodiversity, Auckland’s communities will benefit from improved water quality, both in its waterways and in its three harbours that waterways flow into – the Waitemata, Manukau and Kaipara. Auckland Council is delighted to be working with the Million Metres Streams project and will bring both urban and rural stream restoration projects from a number of catchments.
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s vision is ‘Thriving together - mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata (for the environment, for the people)’. We manage use of the region’s land, air and water. Our aim is to secure healthy natural environments that support people’s work, life and play; now and in the future. Regional Council cares deeply for water and invests more than $24 million each year into maintaining and improving the region’s water resources. That includes providing practical advice and funding support to landowners and community groups. We love working well with others to deliver action on the ground that protects waterways, reduces soil erosion, improves wildlife habitat and controls pests. Find out more at www.boprc.govt.nz/landmanagement
Environment Canterbury is the regional council working with the people of Canterbury to manage the region's air, water and land. We are committed to the sustainable management of our environment while promoting the region's economic, social and cultural well-being.
Greater Wellington Regional Council promotes Quality for Life by ensuring our environment is protected while meeting the economic, cultural and social needs of the community. Our specific responsibilities include environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply. The Council is responsible for developing policies that direct the activities of the Greater Wellington. Various Acts of Parliament, such as the Local Government Act and the Resource Management Act state what activities the Council should, or may, be involved with. It is the Councillors' role to decide how the activities should be carried out.
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is the regional authority with responsibility for natural resource management from Mahia in the north to Porangahau in the south, and to the western ranges. HBRC supports a large number of catchment enhancement projects to improve water quality and habitats, where we are working with landowners and the community. These include the priority catchments in the Tukituki, numerous catchment enhancement projects across Hawke’s Bay, and four Regional Parks which the community enjoy. HBRC is also a major partner in the 5 year Cape to City project, located between Cape Kidnappers and the Tukituki Valley, which is targeting pests and enhancing land/stream quality and habitats.
Northland Regional Council manage the air, land, freshwater and coastal resources of the Northland region. We also co-ordinate civil defence, transport and economic development. Rich in culture and history, the Northland region boasts a stunning natural environment. Our southern boundary stretches south-east of Mangawhai across to the Kaipara Harbour and all the way up to the tip of the north island. Our mission is to work with our people and partners to create a healthy environment, strong economy and resilient communities. We are focussing our energies on three priority areas that our communities have told us they care deeply about: water quality; reducing pests (animals, plants and aquatic invaders); and providing flood protection for our vulnerable communities.
We are a charitable trust that works to partner with private landowners to protect natural and cultural heritage sites on their land with covenants (a covenant is a perpetual contract between us and the landowner to protect the land. The landowner continues to own and manage the covenanted land, and the land is forever protected). We have partnered with landowners since 1977 to register over 4,400 covenants. These covenants protect more than 180,000ha of private land - and play a hugely critical role as a refuge for some of New Zealand’s rarest and most endangered biodiversity and ecosystems. We are delighted to be partnering with the Sustainable Business Network as one of their Field Partners in the Million Metres Streams Project. We see this as an opportunity to assist landowners in their restoration goals by adding value to protected riparian blocks around the country.
Wellington City Council is committed to developing Wellington as an eco-city and this involves a proactive response to environmental challenges. This goal recognises the importance of Wellington taking an environmental leadership role as the capital city of clean and green New Zealand. Wellington's many natural assets endow the city with a framework for well-connected and functional terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. WCC owns and manages more than 300 parks and reserves, which together comprise over 4000 hectares of open space. Wellington supports more than 100 community groups to restore and protect open space across the city. Urban streams have been heavily impacted by historical development and opportunities to restore them are seen as a priority. Wellington City Council sees the Million Metres Streams partnership as aligning very well with its eco-city vision and particularly will help achieve the Two Million Trees Project.