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