Get involved

How you can help the river…

There are loads of things you can do to help make the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote River an ecologically healthy river that people take pride in, enjoy, and care for. We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to help below – click on the links for more information – or email us with another idea. It’s very likely that we can help you to make it happen!

Become a member of OHRN – it’s free!! – and receive our bi-annual Newsletter about the river.

Like the Opawaho Heathcote River Facebook page

Take a look at the restoration calendar, select an event, turn up and make your mark.

MoaculogoAssist with the annual Mother of All Clean Ups (usually the same weekend as Mother’s Day, which is usually the second Sunday in May)

Install a latch on your red and yellow wheelie bins

Look into installing a LittaTrap™ in your stormwater drain.

Take your friends for walks along the river, especially through reserves that are maintained by the river network groups

Pick up any litter you see. (It helps if you take a rubbish bag with you on your walks)

Get your sewer pipes checked for any cracks, and fix them

Make a donation towards the work of theŌpāwaho Heathcote River Network – see at right

Show you care about wildlife in the estuary by using a lead on your dog – see at right

Check out this list of even more things that you can do to directly improve the state of the river


Show wildlife you care by using a lead