Healing the Mataura (Mata Ura) River: an indigenous approach to river restoration

By Mollie Lyders

Mataura Falls Before Development
  • Elver (juvinielle eel) trap and transfer — assisting elver that cannot make it over the Mataura Falls for seasonal migration due to the weir and hydro tunnels used by industry
  • Kanakana monitoring — monitoring the habits of kanakana to to establish where and when they are migrating and whether industrial uses are hindering their ability to do so
  • Tuna (eel) monitoring — establishing whether or not the hydro tunnels are hindering the ability of tuna to migrate
Mataura Falls Today



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