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What’s happening at Wairakei

Curious about what’s going on at Wairakei Estate? There’s lots to discover — whether it’s a small project or or a big initiative, we’re always working on something new. From our community planting days to industry-leading environmental initiatives, you might be surprised to learn what’s going on in your own backyard. 

22.3.2022
How our latest wānanga is building stronger ecosystems from the smallest seed

How does the small action of collecting wild seeds lead to the bigger picture of thriving ecological areas? Discover all the details from our busy day with Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa.

Community
Biodiversity
14.3.2022
Ironkidz is back! We celebrate the return of our favourite triathlon

We were delighted to see the annual Wairakei Estate Ironkidz return in 2022 after a year-long hiatus.

Community
1.3.2022
We’re forging new relationships for the future

A new relationship agreement and ecological restoration project with Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa acknowledges shared hopes for a sustainable future.

Community
1.2.2022
What’s happening with freshwater? Our team stays up-to-date on the latest

We attended the 2022 National Freshwater Conference, engaging with Aotearoa’s leading experts to stay informed and inspired on all things freshwater.

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Community
1.2.2022
Five minutes with our conservation manager

No two days are the same for Robin Gerding, Wairakei Estate's busy Conservation Manager. Here she shares her passion for the natural world.

Staff interview
13.12.2021
We’re working towards a predator-free future

How do we kickstart our pursuit towards a predator-free future? We explore what the path to Predator Free 2050 looks like.

Biodiversity
9.11.2021
Why we created a community wetland

The Tahorakuri Wetland project saw pastoral farming land transformed into a protected area for everyone to enjoy.

Community
Wetlands
All the details from our annual propagation day

Students, seniors and 5,000 seedlings — the propagation project connects community and conservation for another year.

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Staff interview
Community
Kōtare / Kingfisher

Find these brightly coloured birds around the waterways at Wairakei, often perched up high to catch prey.