In April of 2021, a Constructed Wetland Workshop was held at Takaka in Golden Bay, which was designed to demonstrate to landowners and support agencies the process of constructing a wetland.

The workshop was brought together by Annette Litherland, NZ Landcare Trust Regional Coordinator for Nelson/Marlborough, in partnership with Tasman District Council. The two day workshop was presented by wetland expert Nathan Burkepile (NZLT) and you can find video coverage of the event and all of Nathan’s presentations available below.

Additional guidelines produced by DairyNZ and NIWA are also linked below for those who want more detailed information on wetland construction. 

Video Coverage

Video coverage of the event can be viewed on the YouTube playlist , or by choosing one of the following videos 


All of Nathan’s presentations are accessible as PDFs (at the bottom of page). You can also watch recordings of the presentations including his commentary/discussions below.

Supporting Documents

There are great wetland guides that are worth checking out:

  • A Farmers Guide to Restoring Natural Wetlands_DairyNZ
  • Technical Guidelines for Constructed Wetlands_NIWA
  • DairyNZ Technical Series Issue 40

These PDFs can be found below.