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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

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  • World Wetland Day

    World Wetland Day

    31st January 2021 - TBA

    Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon would like to celebrate World Wetland Day on Sunday the 31 January 2021. World Wetlands Day is held annually to celebrate the 1971 adoption of the International Convention of Wetlands in the Iranian City of Ramsar. Come down to the Lagoon and appreciate a beautiful wetland right on Blenheim's doorstep. Volunteers have been working at the lagoon for 19 years planting trees and controlling weeds. A family friendly day is planned, walk around the loop track of the Lagoon (3.2kms) at your own pace. There will be activities for the kids and dogs are welcome on leads.

    To register your interest in this talk please email [email protected]

    Traps for Sale

    Get Trapping! DOC 200 trap enclosed within a tunnel box. Suitable for rats, stoats, weasels, and ferrets. $90 (+p&p if applicable), and includes bait for six months and instructions. Proceeds go to the Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project. To order, please contact Hamish Beard on 021 411 831 or [email protected]

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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
  • Nelson Marlborough Fish and Game Council
  • NZ Landcare Trust

Working Group Meetings

MDC Meeting Room

Sunday Working Bee Schedule

Wairau Rowing Club

  • World Wetland Day - Kayaking

    Newsletter published on: Jan 27, 2017

    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.....

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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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