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Living Water Wairua River catchment condition survey

February 02, 2018

Living Water is conducting a catchment condition survey in the Okarika Pocket, a sub catchment of the Wairua River catchment in Northland. 

Living Water protecting internationally significant wetlands

February 02, 2018

DOC and Fonterra’s Living Water partnership is helping protect two of the world’s most significant wetlands, through a major initiative that brings together farmers, scientists, councils, mana whenua and communities.

Fonterra launches plan to improve waterways

November 16, 2017

Co-operative announces ambitious water commitments; invites Kiwis to visit farms and see what’s being done to promote healthy rivers.

Fonterra announces support for local government leaders’ water declaration

October 26, 2017

Dairy Co-operative pledges commitment to working with communities to improve water

Living Water adds weight to freshwater funding

August 16, 2017

Fonterra and the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) $20 million, 10-year Living Water partnership has helped secure $6.5m from the Ministry for the Environment to support freshwater improvement partnerships in Northland, Canterbury and Southland.

Fonterra announces ambition to restore 50 of New Zealand's freshwater catchments

July 06, 2017

Fonterra CEO, Theo Spierings, last night announced an ambition to restore 50 freshwater catchments, signalling the Co-op’s desire to take a leading role in improving New Zealand’s waterways.