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Historic day for all guardians of the Waikato River

Media Release
1 October 2011


Historic day for all guardians of the Waikato River

The Waikato River Authority, a collaboration between the Crown and Waikato-Tainui to restore the Waikato River, reaches an historic milestone today when it opens for funding applications for the first time.

The Authority is able to distribute funds of up to $7 million a year for projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of the river. In this first year of funding an allocation of up to $6 million will be made. The government has committed $210 million over the next 30 years to ensure the Authority has the resources it needs to protect the Waikato River from further degradation.

The Authority is seeking funding applications, both large and small, from organisations the length of the Waikato River that have projects and initiatives they would like to implement for the betterment of the river.

For more, see http://www.waikatoriver.org.nz

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