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Whitebait Connection Auckland

The current focus in this region is on monitoring and raising awarenessIMG 5429 of local freshwater issues, supporting local government initiatives and local community groups in North and West Auckland.

Key waterways of current projects include the Mahurangi River (Rodney – Hauraki Gulf), Kaipara – Hoteo River sub-catchment, Henderson Creek, Snells Beach, Long Bay and Kaipatiki Creek .

 

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Coordinators:

Sophie Tweddle (Regional Manager)

Phone: 021 180 7348
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Sophie Journee
Phone: 021 064 5125
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Sarah Dimitrijevic

Phone: 021 029 86880
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Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust (MTSCT) Trustee and National Coordinator Kim Jones reinvigorated WBC delivery in the Auckland region in 2015. Sophie Tweddle joined the team in 2016, Sophie Journee joined in 2017 and Sarah Dimitrijevic in 2018.

A list of schools that we have worked with can be found below.

WBC Auckland have been working with Auckland Council and Wai Care to locate and enhance Inanga spawning habitat on the Hoteo River. We have also started collaborating with many other stakeholders in the Mahurangi River catchment including Mahurangi Action Group, New Zealand Premium Whitebait, Wai Care and Ngati Manuhiri on various projects including Native Fish Discovery Nights and regional hui and wananga.

See the 2016 Auckland Freshwater Hui minutes here

Schools/centres we have worked with:

Warkworth Primary School

Snells Beach School

Stanmore Bay School

Orewa School

Rutherford College

Bayview Early Learning Centre

Snells Beach Kindy

Totara Hill Montessori

Wellsford Primary School

Long Bay Primary School

Verran School

Henderson Primary School

Torbay Primary School

Kristin School

Western Springs College

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