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Welcome to Piopio, A Thriving Village Nestled Between The
World Famous Waitomo Caves and The Rugged Taranaki Coast


KC Rivercare Update

THANK you to those who attended on-farm Field days in the last month; there’s plenty more coming up with dates getting added to frequently. Hopefully there will be something of interest to you and your business.

Thank you to B+LNZ & Rural Support Trust for working closely with us to deliver many of these events.

We are looking to add dates for updating your Farm Environment Plan later in June and a series of Catch-ups with Freshwater ecologist Merrin Whatley in mid July to discuss in more detail the results and trends of our first year of water quality testing.

If you are planting this season please check in with your nursery to ensure your plant order is on track and maybe sort out some stakes to help find smaller plants in the following summer/autumn.

There is wide variation in survival of natives planted last year in our 1BT funded program - no surprises that north facing banks have generally struggled, however most projects appeared to have got close to the 80% survival target overall - great work by everyone involved with close to 50,000 plants in the ground covering 30ha.

An additional 11ha was retired for native reversion and 5.3hectares of wetlands were restored. Over 25km of fences were built.

Thank you to all who completed the 2021/22 KCRC Farmer survey; congrats to the winners of a box of beer or a bottle of fine wine - Mark Verry, Ewen Smith and Tim & Mary Stokes, our randomly selected survey participants.