Kaituna River Rediversion and Maketu Estuary Enhancement

The Kaituna River Re-diversion and Maketū Estuary Enhancement Project was established to significantly increase the volume of freshwater flowing from the Kaituna River into Te Awa o Ngātoroirangi/Maketū Estuary and re-create 20ha of wetland.


  • Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


  • Bay of Plenty Regional Council | Te Moana

Project Value

  • NZ$16.6M

Project Status

  • Completed: June 2013 – March 2020
Hectares of farmland designated and acquired for ecological restoration
20 20
pages of technical information and summary documents 
3000 3000
wetland plants planted with help from community volunteers 
65000 65000