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Man-made wetland brings native fish back to Waitangi Regional Park

It has taken a couple of years but tuna hinahina (shortfin eel), tuna kuwharuwharu (longfin eel), and inanga have returned to the Hawke’s Bay park’s Waikahu constructed wetland.


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It has taken a couple of years but tuna hinahina (shortfin eel), tuna kuwharuwharu (longfin eel), and inanga have returned to the Hawke’s Bay park’s Waikahu constructed wetland.

Te Wai Mauri director Te Kaha Hawaikirangi says Waikahu wetlands focused on restoring the mauri of the awa by providing new habitat for mahinga kai and taonga species.

“Two years on from the creation of the wetland we are blown away by its success, it’s great to see the fruits of the mahi blossom. Poipoia te kakano kia puawai.”

Te Wai Mauri Trust is part of the group including Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, and Napier Port, which built the 15-hectare wetland in 2018 to boost habitat for freshwater fish and birdlife after declining species.

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