Transforming Taranaki

A strong community is one that comes together and collectively takes action for a common and worthy cause. This is the story of such a community. Our Taranaki community.

The common cause is healthier ecosystems. The Riparian Management Programme is transforming Taranaki.
Nearly 30 years ago, the community picked up a mammoth challenge: Fencing and planting thousands of kilometres of waterways. They made the project their own. Today, our waterways are at or near the healthiest state ever recorded, and the ring plain’s indigenous biodiversity is on a firmer footing.

It’s a world-scale ecological restoration project. Please read this booklet which celebrates the achievements and looks forward to more gains in the future.

David MacLeod,
Chairman, Taranaki Regional Council