We are part of nature, and our communities and farms will thrive when nature thrives.
Through manaakitanga and kaitiakitanga, we’re here to create good, for people and place, leaving things better than we found them. We are bringing a regenerative mindset to our role as stewards of New Zealand’s incredible environment and are working with others to restore nature, tātou tātou.
By connecting and empowering our farmers, manufacturing sites and local communities, we believe we can help accelerate catchment restoration and support communities to achieve their environmental aspirations.
We took a bit of time to figure out how to work together in our five catchments, and it definitely wasn’t easy, but we are now humming and have over 30 different tools and approaches being trialed to improve freshwater and farming. Seven of these have already been scaled or are now being used by others.
Based on the lessons learnt from our Living Water partnership, we’re now working alongside iwi, regional and local councils, community groups, agricultural organisations and farming leaders in catchments right across New Zealand.
Together, they are helping us learn more about the growing grass-roots restoration movement, and we are supporting them to improve landowner and community group access to waterway restoration resources.
We want to support, and if needed, help build on these existing efforts so the community’s priorities for water quality and biodiversity can be achieved.
Interested in finding out more about what our Sustainable Catchments programme is doing?
Click on the link below to go to a map of New Zealand, then select a region and a catchment.
For each catchment, there’s a summary of the catchment context, main water quality issues, our aims there, who we’re partnering with, and what we’ve been supporting on the ground to make improvements.
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Our 2019 Sustainability Report underlines our commitment to sustainability, while also recognising there is more work to be done.
You can read all of our Sustainability Reports here: