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Check in here for the latest from the Million Metres Streams Project; everything from project milestones to commentary about news and events relating to our waterways.

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For the Love of Trees! Christmas Giving 2020

19 Jan 2021 by Rosa Thompson

The results are in and we’re impressed. Generous individuals and businesses like you gifted 3200 native trees this Christmas, donating over $19,000 to waterway restoration! The trees will be planted at Million Metres’ projects this winter and will help to protect and restore Aotearoa’s precious waterways for years to come.

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The Waiheke Way to Love our Wetlands

16 Dec 2020 by Rosa Thompson

Million Metres has been partnering with the Waiheke Resources Trust since 2017. This year their wetland restoration work has blossomed with support from the Government's Jobs for Nature Fund. Since August, they’ve employed 21 part and full time team members, teaching valuable skills in ecological restoration and providing much needed employment for people in the tourism sector. Read on for a great account of a recent trip to Waiheke by our new Water Programme Lead, Pieter Tuinder.

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More Jobs for Nature!

1 Dec 2020 by Rosa Thompson

The Sustainable Business Network is continuing its work to create employment in nature restoration, with more funding from the Department of Conservation.

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Power Boost for Planting in the Bay of Plenty

8 Oct 2020 by Eryn Hooper

In recognising the impact that COVID-19 has had on communities across New Zealand, Trustpower’s Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team agreed to take a deduction in their annual remuneration earlier in the year, and have used these proceeds to set up a community fund. 

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Cheers Speight's

1 Jul 2020 by alaina@sustainable.org.nz

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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Te Mangatupae Stream Project Update, Mahia Peninsula, Hawke's Bay

1 Jul 2020 by alaina@sustainable.org.nz

Te Mangatupae Stream is in the Whangawehi Catchment, Mahia Peninsula, Hawke's Bay. In 2019, the Whangawehi Catchment Management Group set a goal to plant 3000 metres of the stream with native plants and trees. Read on for an update on their progress. We’ve got some great news!

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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 alaina@sustainable.org.nz

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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