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Apply now - healthy waterways funding

Apply now - healthy waterways funding

Updated 22 December 2020 2:38pm

Click on the option below that best reflects your situation and you’ll be taken to some simple instructions on what to do next.

I have a wetland

I have a waterway
(river, lake, stream)

I have both


Information for our team

Wetlands are a special case and require an expert eye to advise on how to protect them with this funding. 

Email our team at with:

  • A short description of the wetland area
  • Any plant types you can spot
  • Some photos

A member of our biodiversity team will be in touch.


A quick and easy plan

If you have your own online farm mapping tool or riparian planning tool, please create a plan that gives us a bit of information on the waterway size and area.

If you don’t have access to a planning tool we’ve developed one in partnership with Landcare Research and Dairy NZ.

Go to the Riparian Planting tool.

All you have to do:

  • Enter your email address and create a password on the first page (no personal information is needed other than this to create a login)
  • Type in your address to find your property using satellite imagery
  • Save a PDF of the report at the end

Next step - email a copy of the plan or report along with your contact details to

A member of our land advisory team will be in touch.

 Wetlands and waterways

Familiarise yourself

Share some information on your land and the waterways and/or wetlands you have. This could include any of the following:

  • A report from a mapping tool/riparian planning tool
  • A brief description of the areas, plants you have spotted, or photos
  • Your address
  • The type of stock you have on your property

The more information you share, the easier it is to evaluate your situation and offer the correct advice, funding and support. 

Send your information to this email address:

A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.