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Grants for environment available

Horizons Regional Council is offering the Kanorau Koiora Taketake - Indigenous Biodiversity Community Grant for community groups who are helping to make this region a healthy environment where people are thriving. Applications for 2022 open 11 April and close 9 May 1pm.

Grant applications are sought annually from community led projects that:

  • Support connections between nature and people
  • Are non-profit making
  • Work to restore and protect indigenous biodiversity including those that support the regeneration and continuation of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge)
  • Provide opportunities for public to learn about their natural environment or encourage greater use of our natural facilities and amenities (please note that beautification planting, edible forest and community vegetable gardens do not fall into this category)

Unfortunately Waikawa Beach doesn’t have a community organisation that supports the environment — the Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association’s purpose is to support the people rather than the environment. Their Rules say:

To promote and protect the interests of Ratepayers and the residents of the district

It could be useful to set up a group to protect and enhance the native environment at Waikawa Beach. Any thoughts?

This item was updated on Thursday 21 April 2022

I live at Waikawa Beach and love all the wildlife, fauna and flora.