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About HSC

The idea of forming a community collective was first floated in 2016, reinvigorating the successful Landcare group concept that helped our rural community through the farming and environmental challenges of the 1980’s.

Following a positive response from the community, the HSC was formally established as a Landcare Trust Group and Incorporated Society in October 2017.


The main aim of the Hakataramea Sustainability Collective is:

“To assist with and encourage the protection and enhancement of the Hakataramea Valley environment, and promote profitable and sustainable farming practices for future generations.”

Through community-driven projects, the objectives of the Hakataramea Sustainability Collective are as follows:

- Support and nurture our vibrant, strong community

- Educate and support research of sustainable farming practices to foster the long-term viability of the Valley’s farming businesses

- Maintain the water quality of the river to national bathing standards

- Improve recreational use of the Hakataramea river

- Educate our local community about the importance of the braided river and encourage the protection of its natural character

- Improve opportunities for mahinga kai across the Hakataramea catchment

- Protect and enhance ecological values of the Hakataramea Valley

- Support the management of weeds and pests in the Hakataramea Valley

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