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Tasman District Council - 2020 Riverworks High Level Programme

Tasman Bay and Golden Bay Maintained River Network

Floodbank maintenance

Mowing (spring & autumn), outfall inspections, minor repairs.

Drain Clearing/maintenance

Scots drain Riwaka (summer), others as required.

Rock bank protection

Year round. Upper and lower Motueka, Takaka and Aorere catchments, groynes and rip rap.

Gravel extraction (removal)

Upper Motueka, Lower Motueka, Waimea, other rivers TBC.

Weed control

Until end of April, spraying of woody weeds on gravel bars along various rivers.

Willow maintenance

April-Nov, Upper Motueka, TBC. Layering and lopping (pushing willows down or cutting them to rejuvenate them).

Willow planting

July-Sept, Dove, Moutere, TBC.

Native planting site maintenance

-May, Sept-Dec, weed eating and release spraying.

Native planting and site preparation

Wai-iti, Lower Motueka, Sherry.

Removal of fly tipping (illegal dumping and cars)

Ongoing, mostly the Waimea.