Would you like to help care for the river?

Many individuals, groups and organisations take a keen interest in Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River. Some are involved with activities and projects along the river corridor. Others are recreational users who enjoy using the River Trail, fishing or swimming in the river itself.

The river is a wonderful natural and recreational resource.


Various external groups are helping to care for this taonga.

  • Rotary Hutt Valley has been involved for many years in helping to create the Hutt River Trail as well as advocating and supporting recreation and conservation initiatives in the river corridor.
  • Pareraho Forest Trust is an environmental group centred on forest restoration in Speedy’s Stream, which is a tributary of Kairangi/Hutt River. The group also does predator trapping on the river berms below Belmont.
  • Lower Hutt Forest and Bird has a planting project in Taita Gorge to improve habitat for bird movement through this area.
  • Upper Hutt Forest and Bird has planting projects in various locations along the river corridor in Upper Hutt as well the Taita Gorge planting project (see above). This group is also active in invasive weed control and has been managing trap lines for 25 years in various parts of the Upper Hutt Valley.
  • Friends of the Hutt River is mainly an advocacy group for the river.

Greater Wellington Regional Council also facilitates community involvement through its River Ranger. The ranger supports planting activities with various schools and community groups. If you would like to find out more and/or be involved please contact the ranger.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 496 734, or email us at huttriver.ranger@gw.govt.nz.

Updated August 9, 2022 at 11:18 AM

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0800 496 734