Welcome to the Grovetown Lagoon Project info@grovetown.co.nz

Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

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  • Community Planting Day

    Community Planting Day

    14 July 2024 - 9.30

    Community Planting Day Junior Landcare, a national initiative by NZ Landcare Trust-Ngā Matapopore Whenua and supported by the Bupa Foundation, aims to promote environmental stewardship through nature connection and intergenerational experiences. In Marlborough, Junior Landcare is teaming up with Grovetown Lagoon and Koru Wildlife Centre, to provide a series of fun and meaningful events and activities throughout the year linking children and families to nature. Sun 14th July, 9:30am – 12:00pm, then join us for a BBQ lovingly cooked by the Lions Club Blenheim Where: Grovetown Lagoon, meet at Wairau Rowing Club, 115 Steam Wharf Rd, Grovetown Bring: warm clothes, gumboots or solid boots, a spade if you have one, and a water bottle Postponement: 11th August - registered volunteers will receive email notification, otherwise please check Grovetown Lagoon facebook page before 8:30am. wendy.sullivan@landcare.org.nz

    To register your interest in this talk please email johnsonmarlborough@gmail.com

    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 hbeard@xtra.co.nz

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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: 9th July 2024. Time: 3.30pm

Sunday Working Bee Schedule

Wairau Rowing Club

  • Newsletter 75

    Newsletter published on: Jun 5, 2024

    Track upgrade to upgrade your day By Justine Johnson The photograph above really lifts my heart, and there are a number of great reasons why. The upgraded section of track has gone in around gum tree corner. This is a beautiful area of the lagoon where people can look down over the water, with long views and many wetland.....

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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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