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 and 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!).
MDC Meeting Room
Wairau Rowing Club
World Wetland Day - Kayaking Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Society would would like to celebrate World Wetland Day by getting people out on a wetland to see what it is all about. We are running a kayaking day on 25 January. Thanks to the Scouts for lending the kayaks for us to use on the day. The event has proven to be very popular this year and is already fully booked. The lagoon is beautiful by kayaking and walking so if you missed out on the paddling this year be sure to come down and take a walk around the.....
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