Thanks to the restoration efforts of the Friends of Waiwhetu Stream Community Group with the help of regional and city councils in Wellington, there has been a dramatic improvement in the water quality and health of the Waiwhetu Stream.

One improvement includes habitat quality for native fish due to planting on the sides of the stream. Hutt City Council provided 14,000 plants.

Watch this awesome short film about how the community and council have worked together to make huge progress. In it Prue Lamason, Greater Wellington Regional Council, said this, “The stream has been contaminated for many, many years and had the dubious reputation of being the most contaminated stream in NZ. It was just ghastly. The difference now is absolutely amazing.”