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Saving Lake Hayes for future generations

Our mission is to ensure the restoration of Lake Hayes water quality through research, catchment control and restoration.

130,000 plants, sediment traps, predator traps, fencing, weed control and much more...

Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust plans to restore the existing regionally significant wetland at the northern end of Lake Hayes between Mill Creek and Rutherford Road via the removal of exotic vegetation and replanting with natives. The restoration project represents a significant change in vegetation coverage as well as the return of indigenous flora biodiversity to the Lake Hayes catchment, a prominent recreation location within the Queenstown Lakes District. The replanting of the area will help support and enhance existing terrestrial and freshwater ecological values with an aim to significantly improving water quality, biodiversity, and habitat.
Follow Mana Tāhuna for progress updates and notices about upcoming community planting days in September.

Artist's impressions (by Patch Landscape) of the final result of the Te Waiwhakaata Lake Hayes Wetland Restoration Plan... 

Check out our submission to
QLDC on the
Ladies Mile
plan variation

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Otago Region Water Plan Appeals
Read the evidence presented by FOLH

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Keep up to date with the
Otago Regional Council's actions and plans



Download the Lake Hayes Restoration and Monitoring Plan PDF 

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Download the

NIWA Lake Hayes Water Quality Remediation options PDF 

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