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Pukenui School Programme, 2020

In 2020 Pukenui School engaged in a Whitebait Connection programme with ex Programme Coordinator Nina. Their programme included a field trip to Korakanui Stream, Houhora for a stream investigation. 

Here are the results from their testing: 

  • Habitat Assessment - The students noticed that the stream had some riparian planting and was well-shaded in most parts. They also noticed there were lots of native trees around
  • Water Temperature - 19-22 degrees celsius 
  • Water Clarity - 30-70cm
  • pH - 6.5-7
  • Macroinvertebrates - midges, mayflies, woody cased caddisflies, freshwater shrimp and snails 
  • Fish - inanga and common bullies were caught