Saving Lake Hayes for future generations

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

Check out the artist's impression of our proposed new wetland at the north end of Lake Hayes (artwork kindly donated by Patch Landscapes) - part of our vision and wetland restoration project with Mana Tāhuna Charitable Trust.

We held our 2020 AGM on Sunday 15th November with a great presentation from E3Scientific “The Lake Hayes catchment  - vision and wetland restoration project.” – more news to come on this exciting development soon...

In May 2020, the Government announced the Action for healthy waterways package aimed at cleaning up our rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands, and has committed more than $700 million to help farmers, iwi/Māori, local government, and communities implement the reform measures. This will have a positive impact on Mill Stream & Lake Hayes...

The regulatory reform package delivers on the Government’s commitment to stop further degradation, make immediate improvements, and restore waterways within a generation. A suite of information about the reforms is on the Ministry for the Environment’s website. This includes the Cabinet papers, a summary of submissions report, the Independent Advisory Panel’s and advisory groups’ final reports, and the impact assessment reports and submissions.

MFE Decisions on National direction for
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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