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Published: 2005-02-15 00:00:00

Raglan residents can find out more about the health of the Whaingaroa Catchment at an Information Day in Raglan next month.

Environment Waikato is organising the day with the support of tangata whenua and help of about 13 other local, Regional and national organisations which have been gathering information about the area. The day will include information from NIWA, DoC, AgResearch, Ministry of Fisheries, Harbourcare and Xtreme Waste, which are all involved in research, monitoring and implementation in the catchment.

Information on display in the Raglan Town Hall from 11 am to 5 pm, on Sunday, March 6 includes pest control statistics from Mt Karioi, harbour water quality and estuarine monitoring within the harbour, farmland erosion and shellfish quality surveys. Children can also try out interactive activities to familiarise themselves with pests, water sampling and different species in the harbour, Environment Waikato community facilitator Felicity Fahy said.

“The community, national and Regional agencies as well as local groups will have a chance to learn from each other about sustainability and how catchment management is progressing. It will be an excellent opportunity to share ideas about the health of the Raglan environment.”