Biodiversity Projects

The NZ dotterel
What have a threatened New Zealand bird species and a hard rock gold mine got in common? The New Zealand dotterel is a threatened (Category B) species endemic to New Zealand.

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KauriBank
In recognition of the historic loss of kauri trees through mining and forestry activities around the Waihi area, we started our KauriBank project in 2003. KauriBank The aim of the project is to plant one kauri for each person-year spent in the modern mine.

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Bridge to Bridge
Started in 1995, this project initially involved fencing and planting the riparian margins of the Ohinemuri River and tributaries between the Golden Valley Rd and the Coronation (SH2) bridges. Bridge to Bridge – Kauri In total, some 5km of river riparian margin were planted.

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Wild about Waihi
What is Wild about Waihi? Wild about Waihi (WaW) was previously known as HELP – the Habitat Enhancement and Landcare Partnership. It is a project initiated by Newmont Waihi Gold in 1994 to promote and support local sustainable land use practices.

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