Our Field Partners

Our Field Partners are the inspiring organisations who deliver the Million Metres Streams Project on the ground. The partners we’ve chosen to work with are those who share our ambition for pioneering a breakthrough in stream restoration in New Zealand. They all have a reputation for community-centred approaches and a deep knowledge in riparian restoration.

Auckland Council

Website: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Website: http://www.boprc.govt.nz/landmanagement

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

Website: http://ecan.govt.nz/

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.

Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Website: http://www.hbrc.govt.nz

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.

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust

Website: http://www.openspace.org.nz

QEII National Trust is an independent statutory organisation. It was set up in 1977 to "encourage and promote, for the benefit of New Zealand, the provision, protection, preservation and enhancement of open space." Open Space (as described in the QEII National Trust Act 1977) means any area of land or body of water that serves to preserve or to facilitate the preservation of any landscape of aesthetic, cultural, recreational, scenic, scientific or social interest or value. The Trust’s core activity is to secure long-term protection of natural and cultural features on private land, usually by the legal mechanism of an open space covenant. The National Trust works in partnership with landowners to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land with open space covenants. The National Trust is delighted to be partnering with the Sustainable Business Network as one of their Field Partners in the Million Metres Streams Project and see this as an opportunity to assist landowners in their restoration goals by adding value to protected riparian blocks around the country.

Waikato Regional Council

Website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/

Wellington City Council

Website: http://wellington.govt.nz

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.