The Ruamahanga Restoration Trust creates educational conservation projects that engage with schools and rural communities across the Wairarapa.

Together with local schools and communities, we aim to restore and regenerate streams, wetlands and pockets of native bush along the length and breadth of Ruamahanga River and its many tributaries, which in turn will help protect native fish species and create bird corridors from Pukaha to Kawakawa.

The trust embraces traditional values, mātauranga Māori, sustainable farming practices and the use of new technologies as a means to reverse the effects of climate change and protect our natural environment for future generations.

Year 10 Students Get Stuck In

Students got stuck into a two-day restoration programme in the lowland forest wetland area around Rathkeale College this week — all made possible thanks to support from the Ruamahanga Restoration Trust, along with funding assistance from Eastern & Central Community Trust.

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