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Welcome to the first Living Water newsletter!

Living Water is a 10-year partnership between the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Fonterra, and 2018 marks the halfway point of the partnership. We’re combining Fonterra’s sustainable dairying knowledge with DOC’s expertise in ecosystem restoration, working together side by side in five regions around New Zealand.

This newsletter is designed to keep you up to date with what we’re doing, the people involved and our progress as we work towards finding game-changing and scalable solutions that will enable farming, freshwater and healthy ecosystems to thrive side-by-side.

Click here to see our partnership video.

 
Out and about in the field
 
 
James Blyth in the Wairua catchment
Measuring and controlling sediment
 

In Northland, sediment is one of the biggest problems – here's James Blyth from Jacobs installing measurement equipment in the mud for Living Water.  — watch now

 
 
A bird in the hand - spotless crake or pūweto
Wonder-bird: how pūweto are your wetland loudspeakers
 

Spotless crake, or pūweto only stick around if you've restored your wetland right - read about DOC ranger Rose Graham and Dr Emma Williams' work with this cryptic native — read more

 
 
Robin & Libby with Harley Sutton
Can DOC and Fonterra really work together? Q&A with Robin & Libby

Historically not the closest of allies, Fonterra and DOC are now halfway through this 10-year partnership. How does this work out on the ground? — read more

 
 
Rose Graham at Ruatuna
How a small Waikato town, Ohaupo, has refreshed its identity to champion freshwater ecosystems

Some dedicated locals have worked hard to transform welcome signs to the area and peat lakes — watch now

 
What we're learning
 
 
Matt Highway at a freshly installed detention bund in Northland
Detention bunds are under close watch
 

In case you missed it, here’s Sustainable Dairying Manager Matt Highway's vlog on how detention bunds work and what our plans are — watch now

 
 
 
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5 year progress highlights: Check them out

We’re 5 years into our 10 year partnership - bit of a milestone! We’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far with farmers, scientists, mana whenua and partner organisations working together, and are really excited about the momentum for the next 5 years. Check out this summary here

 
 
What others are up to
 
 
Finding freshwater solutions 
FEATURED PARTNER: DairyNZ's Tom Stephens on what drives him 
 
 
living water partners get involved
Pomahaka water care group - super-inspiring work in Otago! 
 
 
Restoration in action
Our partners Fish & Game, CAREX and Environment Canterbury restoring Snake Creek
 
 
Translational ecology
Meet Catherine Febria, CAREX director who is all about real world thinking in ecology
 
 
Join us
 
 
 

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