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Water Care in New Zealand

World Rowing (FISA) has partnered with WWF to raise awareness of the importance of clean water, and to promote and improve existing water environments. Closer to home, Rowing NZ has partnered with Waikato River Authority to raise awareness among the New Zealand rowing community about the need to protect and preserve our local environment for generations to come.

Who is the Waikato River Authority?

The Waikato River Authority (WRA) was established under the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010 with the purpose of acting as an independent entity on behalf of the river. Through this process the Vision & Strategy for the Waikato River was developed. The enabling legislation for WRA also includes Crown settlements with Tuwharetoa, Raukawa, Te Arawa River Iwi and Maniapoto. To reflect the aspirations of co-management, the Board of the Authority consists of an appointee from each of the five river iwi authorities and five Crown appointees.

Waikato River Authority Vision for the Waikato River

The Waikato River Authority's vision is for a future where a healthy Waikato River sustains abundant life and prosperous communities who, in turn, are all responsible for restoring and protecting the health and well-being of the Waikato River, and all its embraces, for generations to come.

Waikato River Authority's involvement with domestic rowing in New Zealand

Rowing NZ is proud to share a sponosorship relationship with the Waikato River Authority. Through our close relationship with the Waikato River, we have been entrusted with building awareness of the Waikato River Authority and the river itself. The relationship with our sport will ensure a future where a healthy Waikato River sustains abundant life and prosperous communities, and where all river users understand that, collectively, we are all responsible for restoring and protecting the health and well-being of the Waikato River. 

Visit World Rowing's website to find out more information about their international clean water movementpublications and materials for local use and advice on what you can do to help