Kaituna River Re-diversion and Maketu Estuary Enhancement Project

After an absence of more than 60 years, significant volumes of freshwater is again flowing through the Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi / Maketu Estuary on the Bay of Plenty Coast in New Zealand. Mud crabs, tuangi (cockles), and titiko (mud snails) have all started to recolonize the area.



Client

  • BAY OF PLENTY REGIONAL COUNCIL | TE MOANA

Project Value

  • 16.6 M

Project Status

  • COMPLETED: JUNE 2013 – MARCH 2020
imgKaituna 20210316creditc Andy Belcher

This project has created a legacy for future generations. We are showing that large-scale environmental damage can be reversed although the recovery will take time. By working in collaboration with iwi, the community and public bodies, we can create the opportunity for nature to heal itself. On a personal level, the project’s scope and scale has been career-defining for me
Stephanie Brown Technical Principal - Planning & Environment, WSP