Fred about to be interviewed

We’re an award winning project

Fred Lichtwark – Landcare Ambassador award

In February 2012, Fred Lichtwark was presented with a Landcare Ambassador award in recognition of outstanding commitment to both sustainable land management and inspiring others to get involved in ‘action on the ground.’

Congratulations Fred!

landcare award

Harbourcare success

Whaingaroa Harbour Care is an award winning, successful community project and a national model of riparian management.

We’ve also featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and the following television programmes; NZ Exposed, Number Eight Wired, the Breakfast Show, Kiwi Maara and Middle Earth.

Whaingaroa Harbour Care has also been a topic of research by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment and World Wide Fund for Nature. Several university students have also used Whaingaroa Harbour Care as a thesis study topic.

As a non-profit organisation, we rely on sponsorship, grants and donations to run our organisation.


Our thanks go to the following organisations for their support:

NZ Lottery Grants Board
Environment Waikato
Waikato District Council
WEL Energy Trust
World Wide Fund for Nature
Scottwood Trust
Trust Waikato
NZ Landcare Trust (Transpower grant)
BOC Where there’s Water Grant
Pacific Conservation and Development Trust
Community Employment Group
Raglan Community Board