Catherine Delahunty with Rob Taylor - Friends of the Waitara River1

Swimmable in Waitara

October 1, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 0

The nationwide swimmable rivers tour went west this week to the Taranaki community of Waitara. Waitara was once a densely populated food gathering area with magnificent coastal reefs of kaimoana and a stony-bottomed tidal river full of fish.

Catherine Delahunty and Mojo Mathers at Waikirikiri Selwyn River at Coe's Ford

A day by the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River

August 5, 2016 Catherine Delahunty 0

This week I went to Canterbury to meet a river, the Waikirikiri/Selwyn, which flows from the hill country down to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere through the Canterbury Plains. Mojo Mathers and local Green District Councillor for Selwyn Peter Hill took me for a drive out to Coe’s Ford as the best place to start.