Wāimaori encourages schools and communities to actively monitor stream health locally through practical, hands-on workshops at the streamside. The programme is part-funded by the Tasman District Council and managed by Tiakina te Taiao.

What is Waimāori?

Waimāori is a free monitoring, education and action programme that encourages schools and communities to become kaitiaki (guardians) of their local streams. 

The Waimāori programme recognises the critical importance of educating young New Zealanders in the care of their natural and historic heritage. It offers a link from education to restoration - with education as the starting point for ongoing action.

Waimāori Partners to work together towards encouraging community involvement in protecting and enhancing the region’s freshwater resources.

Community action and care result in healthy local waterways, rich in biodiversity and natural character.


For more information about the Waimāori programme contact Co-ordinator Melanie McColgan.

  • Home phone: 03 545 1752 (anytime)
  • Office phone: 03 546 7842
  • Mobile phone: 021 146 8654
  • E-mail: titi711@gmail.com