NZ Landcare Trust has been selected by the government to receive additional funding for catchment projects around the country.

This week the government released $9.1 million of funding towards catchment projects in the Waikato, Manawatū-Whanganui, Taranaki, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, and Southland regions along with two national organisations (NZ Landcare Trust and Quorum Sense).

NZ Landcare Trust chief executive Dr Nick Edgar said the funding provides an essential boost for landowners adopting more sustainable land management practices and improving water quality.

The allocations, over two years, are:

  • $2.4m – Thriving Southland (Southland)
  • $2m – New Zealand Landcare Trust (National)
  • $1.2m – Quorum Sense (National)
  • $800,000 – Hurunui District Landcare Group (Canterbury)
  • $600,000 – Rangitīkei Rivers Catchment Community (Manawatū-Whanganui)
  • $582,000 – South Westland (West Coast)
  • $500,000 – WAI Wānaka (Otago)
  • $400,000 – Eastern Plains Land User Group (Canterbury)
  • $326,989 – King Country River Care (Waikato)
  • $300,000 – Taranaki Catchment Communities (Taranaki)

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