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Hill Country erosion project

The catchment committee played an instrumental role in securing funding for the erosion control programme. This programme centres around soil conservation and sustainable land management within the western hill country of Waikato, in particular the Awakino, Mangaotaki and lower Mokau catchments. Soil conservation works, such as riparian fencing and planting, pole planting and bush retirement, can attract grants of up to 70 per cent and 100 per cent for farm plans.