River Accord community grant funding awarded

22 Dec 2017

Seven community groups have been successful in securing financial aid from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants.

River Accord community project applications now open

11 Sep 2017

Applications for the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord community grants programme opened today.

The grants aim to assist non-profit organisations such as community groups, schools, catchment care groups and iwi/hapu with projects that will help increase engagement with Manawatū waterways and improve water quality in the catchment.

River Accord to receive central government funding for freshwater improvement

8 Aug 2017

The Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum has successfully secured $2.92 million from central government under the Freshwater Improvement Fund.  This will contribute to works totalling $7.24 million over five years.


Iwi-led project restoring mana to Manawatū River

5 Sep 2017

A "ground-breaking" iwi-led project is bringing life back to the Manawatu River. 

Shannon's Poutu Pa Marae was buzzing with whanau at the weekend as iwi worked to restore native plants back to the banks of the river.