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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Cheers Speight's

1 Jul 2020 by [email protected]

The legends at Speight’s are helping us look after what matters - New Zealand’s precious waterways! Over the last 10 years, Speight’s has supported environmental projects in the Otago region via the Speight’s Fund.

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Matuku Link Project Update 2020

16 Jun 2020 by Eryn Hooper

Matuku Link have been fundraising with Million Metres every year since 2018. So far $34,395 has been raised. 5400 native seedlings were grown and planted throughout the winters of 2018 and 2019. That's 800 more than their original target! Let's see how they've been getting on.

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Big Bay Pond Project Update, Awhitu Peninsula, Auckland

7 May 2020 by [email protected]

In 2017 and 2018 a bunch of legendary Kiwi's donated $8700 towards the restoration of Big Bay Pond on Awhitu Peninsula, South Auckland. This financial support has enabled the Blake family to restore 60 metres of stream and wetland on their farm there. Thanks to everyone who got behind this project! We thought it was time to report back on how this project has progressed since then - so let's see how they've been getting on.

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The results are in! Million Metres by the numbers in 2019

7 Apr 2020 by The Million Metres team

Last year felt like a big year for Million Metres. We have now received reports from our restoration projects, so we can share just how big it was. Thanks to all of you, Million Metres gave nearly $700,000 to waterway restoration planting projects

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Waitekuri Wetland and Love Wairarapa Stream fully funded

4 Apr 2020 by The Million Metres team

Waitekuri Wetland and Love Wairarapa Stream both successfully achieved their funding goals earlier this year. Waitekuri Wetland in Coromandel, Waikato raised $21,166  and the Love Wairarapa Stream in Christchurch. Canterbury raised $26,661.

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Restoring the mauri 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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Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau fully funded and giving virtual tours

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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