Million Metres Streams Project is New Zealands first environmental crowd funding site. Above is a link to their riparian planting crowd funding project on the Manawatu River. Please check it out and share.


Tū Te Manawa to connect iwi with the Manawatū River

21 Oct 2016

Tū Te Manawa, a project to enhance iwi and hapū involvement in the Manawatū River and its catchment, celebrated a $534,000 Te Mana o Te Wai grant  today at Te Manawa Art, Science, and History Museum today. Since the initiation of the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord, iwi leaders from the Manawatū have actively supported the improvement of the Manawatū River.

Clean-Up Fund work celebrated

25 Jul 2016

The Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord is celebrating work achieved under a $5.2 million Central Government fund which wrapped up earlier this year.

In August 2012, the Fresh Start for Freshwater Clean-Up Fund provided for a comprehensive work programme designed to complement or accelerate water quality work underway, and complete work that would otherwise be unlikely to happen, in the Manawatū Catchment.

Grants open to aid community involvement

4 Apr 2016

Applications for the latest round of Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord grants are now open to assist community groups with projects that will increase engagement and improve water quality in the catchment.

Horizons Regional Council chairman Bruce Gordon says the new round stems from the Manawatū River Leaders’ Forum’s desire to achieve greater community involvement in clean-up initiatives; an area of focus  evident in the recently released Action Plan 2016-21.


Reflections from the river's edge

30 Jul 2012

There's been a quiet transformation taking place along the river's edge in Palmerston North. As stop banks have been improved, so too has the walkway, signage and access; opening the door for cyclists, walkers and joggers to enjoy the river's beauty.