Million Metre Streams Project Blog

Keep up to date with stream restoration progress around the regions and news from our Field Partners.

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On a mission to restore the mauri, the life-giving essence of the Hauraki Gulf

3 Apr 2020 by The Million Metres team

The Hauraki Gulf's stunning coastline stretches from Mangawhai, north of Auckland, to Waihi on the Coromandel Peninsula. It is a shallow harbour sheltering more than 50 unique islands and marine reserves, which are home to native plants and at-risk wildlife. Conservation-restoration steps have been taken on many islands to remove pests and to create sanctuaries for native wildlife. But the Hauraki Gulf is under threat.

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Virtually tour the Sinclair Wetlands

3 Apr 2020 by The Million Metres team

Thank you to everyone who got behind our mission to restore Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau, Sinclair Wetlands a stunning wetland just out of Dunedin. At the end of last winter, Million Metres teamed up with Glen Riley, kaitiaki at the wetlands and Speight's to launch this fundraiser. We kicked it off with an epic planting day with 60+ Dunedin locals getting stuck in and planting hundreds of native seedlings at the wetland. Speight's got behind this project and put up half the funds needed - so every dollar donated has been matched by Speights. What a bunch of legends!

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You can make a difference for freshwater today!

4 Oct 2019 by The Million Metres team

Submit today on the Government’s new plan to halt waterway decline in Aotearoa. You have until the end of October to submit and help ensure our government has a clear mandate to set strong rules to limit pollution and degradation of our waterways.

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Digging the Dirt on Sediment

19 Jun 2019 by The Million Metres team

Million Metres is part of a new initiative of the Sustainable Business Network: GulfX. GulfX is all about tackling pollution in the Hauraki Gulf from heavy metals, plastic and sediment. It’s easy to understand how the first two of these - heavy metals and plastics - can have a detrimental effect on the Gulf. We know those nasties shouldn’t be there! But what about sediment? How can a natural substance like soil be such a problem for our waterways?

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Planting season is here and you’re invited!

23 May 2019 by The Million Metres team

This winter Million Metres has lots of opportunities for you to get involved in planting and do some good for Aotearoa’s waterways. Planting is also an opportunity to lend a hand to volunteer groups in our communities who work year round to care for our environment. And a morning out in the bush is such a great way to unwind and reconnect with nature.

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