Whangamarino Wetland is a lowland mosaic of wetland types covering almost 7,000 ha. It is the second largest wetland in the North Island and is recognised as a Ramsar site – a wetland of international importance.
Ō Tū WharekaiCANTERBURY Ōtuwharekai is one of the best intact examples of an inter-montane wetland system in New Zealand, encompassing a mosaic of lakes, braided rivers, swamps, streams and ephemeral kettleholes.
Awarua-Waituna WetlandsSOUTHLAND Awarua-Waituna Wetlands is a 20,000 ha coastal lagoon, wetland and estuary system. It is one of the largest remaining wetland complexes in New Zealand. Awarua-Waituna is recognised as a wetland of international importance.
Our five main objectives are national leadership, ecological restoration, mātauranga Māori, working with others, and science and knowledge sharing.
National projects in the Arawai Kākāriki programme
We have several national projects that encompass multiple sites. Combining our knowledge across sites helps inform national wetland conservation.