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!).
MDC Meeting Room
|Date: 7 November 2023. Time: 3.30 pm|
Wairau Rowing Club
It’s a Long Long Road The walking track around the outside of the lagoon was a pipe dream of the founding members of Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon project. Twenty years on the loop track is now well used, with up to 150 people using the track in the weekend on peak days. There are still challenges to the volunteers of the project. One of the aims of the Society is to improve the access at the lagoon. This includes.....
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