Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon

Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon

Grovetown Lagoon is a beautiful oxbow lake that is one of the few remaining natural wetlands on the Wairau Plain.


Our Mission:

The restoration of the Grovetown Lagoon to enhance the habitat for fish and bird life, and to enable gathering of food and encourage recreational uses

The Grovetown Lagoon Project presents a unique opportunity for the Marlborough community to come together bring about positive environmental change enhancing ecology, improving water quality and the landscape.

More about us

The Grovetown Lagoon is an oxbow loop of the Wairau River. While it is quite highly modified, it is one of the largest remaining areas of natural value on the Wairau Plain, with areas of open water, swampy ground, springs and adjoining land. It is highly valued by local iwi as a resource for food and plant materials, but has been degraded and altered over time.

A project aimed at restoring the Grovetown Lagoon was initiated in 2002. It was a combined effort between local iwi groups (Te Runanga A Rangitane O Wairau, Ngati Rarua and Ngati Toarangatira), the Marlborough District Council, the Department of Conservation. We are a small dedicated band of people from the community working together to restore and enhance the natural values of the Lagoon.

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Latest donations

Ivan on 04 May 2021
Thanks Tim. Ivan.
Ben on 05 Jan 2021
Lorna on 22 Apr 2019
Money for the beautiful bag I got given at the Lagoon Loop opening day :)
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 02 Apr 2019
The Walker Family
The Walker Family on 03 Feb 2019
Thank you for organising a wonderful kayaking event this morning. We feel very lucky to have been a part of it. Keep up the amazing work at the lagoon.

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