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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

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Next Work Bee

When: 21 November 2021. Time: 9:30 am

Where:Wairau Rowing Club

Welcome to the Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

If you come to the Grovetown Lagoon you will see something very special emerging from the weeds, polluted water and piles of rubbish that previously overwhelmed this area.

The Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project (Te Whanau Hou means ‘new family’) is a community project connecting all sorts of people working steadily to restore a very special freshwater wetland so everyone can enjoy a shady rest, walk, picnic, kayak and relish the serenity of this sanctuary (and the hundreds of birds that live there!).

The project is a combined effort between:

  • Mana Whenua
  • Grovetown community
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Department of Conservation
  • Nelson Marlborough Fish and Game Council
  • NZ Landcare Trust

Working Group Meetings

MDC Meeting Room

Date: 21 September 2021. Time: 3:30pm

Sunday Working Bee Schedule

Wairau Rowing Club

Date: 21 November 2021. Time: 9:30 am
  • Newsletter 48

    Newsletter published on: Sep 22, 2021

    New Management Plan - Have Your Say Submissions Close 24 September 2021 Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon and the Council would like direction from the community as to how the Lagoon should be managed. Grovetown Lagoon is an oxbow, or horseshoe, lake four kilometres northeast of Blenheim. The Lagoon is a popular area and is used for walking, biking, picnicking, kayaking, bird watching, food gathering and game bird hunting. It is envisioned that the new management plan will.....

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Visit The Grovetown Lagoon

Grovetown Lagoon is one of the few natural wetlands remaining on the Wairau Plain.


The Grovetown Lagoon was once part of the Wairau River. Today it is an oxbow lake...


The lagoon is currently home to a variety of plants including Kahikatea, Cabbage Tree, Flax and Raupo


The lagoon is currently home to a variety of birds such as pukeko, mallard, shoveler duck, paradise duck, grey teal, black shags and black swan

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