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Grovetown Lagoon Restoration Project

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Next Work Bee

When: 13 February 2022. Time: 9:30 am

Where:Wairau Rowing Club

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

Date: 21 September 2021. Time: 3:30pm

Sunday Working Bee Schedule

Wairau Rowing Club

Date: 13 February 2022. Time: 9:30 am
  • Newsletter 49

    Newsletter published on: Nov 17, 2021

    Birdwatching at the Lagoon - Bill Cash   On the 21st of October I was doing my usual monthly bird survey of the Grovetown Lagoon. I start at the car park and head towards the Rowing Club and around finally walking over the hump bridge and back to my car.  Well I was almost to the hump bridge and the end of my survey, when I spotted this rather large bird out on the water then a little further on a second.  Much to my surprise they were great crested grebe and acting very much like a pair. Crested.....

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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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