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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

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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

Working Group Meetings

MDC Meeting Room

Date: 7 November 2023. Time: 3.30 pm

Sunday Working Bee Schedule

Wairau Rowing Club

  • Newsletter 73

    Newsletter published on: Apr 10, 2024

    New Kura / Shade Structure An Outdoor Education Area or Kura has been proposed for the Grovetown Lagoon. This concept has been willed into existence by volunteers, who love having school groups visit the lagoon, but there is nowhere for them to gather, shelter or for them to sit in comfort when learning about the lagoon.   The first impression of the new design will be of a disc-shaped structure supported on slender posts, like a halo. The.....

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Visit The Grovetown Lagoon

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

History

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

Flora

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

Fauna

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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