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The Whenuakura catchment lies in the Eastern hill country of southern Taranaki. The catchment has largely been developed for agriculture, with some production forestry and native forest. This catchment has been monitored since July 2015. The Whenuakura catchment holds special value for Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi and Ngati Ruanui Iwi. 

The Whenuakura catchment has a total of 1,152 km of stream bank. Many of the headwaters of tributaries within the Whenuakura catchment are in the Eastern Hill country where much of the streambank is protected by natural vegetation. The exact length of stream bank protected by riparian vegetation in this area has not been calculated and is not included in the current figures provided below for the extent of riparian vegetation. Therefore, the current figures do not represent the total amount of riparian vegetation in the Whenuakura catchment.

18% of the stream banks have riparian vegetation that is either covered by a Taranaki Regional Council riparian management plan and 26% of stream banks are protected by riparian fencing. There are stretches of stream bank that are both fenced and planted.

29% of the stream banks are covered by riparian plans (October 2020).

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