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WHITEBAIT SAVED BY LOCAL HEROES AND SOCIAL MEDIA 6/02/2018

Juvenile ─źnanga (whitebait) had been struggling to reach their adult habitat in a stream in Auckland until Shane built a fish ladder to help the whitebait over the weir. Read More>

FISH GET A HELPING HAND – MANAWATU STANDARD 14/02/2012

Native fish will be able to get around a lot easier after Horizons Regional Council installed 10 fibreglass fish ladders and two ropes near Eketahuna, Woodville Shannon and Foxton.

Part of work for the Manawatu River Accord, the sites were chosen based on the number and conservation status of fish that were likely to benefit. Read More>

MANAWATU’S NATIVE FISH CAN NOW SWIM FREELY – SCOOP INDEPENDANT NEWS 13/02/2012

Native fish within the Manawatu catchment can now swim freely, thanks to the installation of a number of fish ladders and fish ropes.

As part of work for the Manawatu River Accord, Horizons Regional Council has installed 10 fish ladders and two fish ropes throughout the catchment, at sites ranging from around Ekatahuna, through to Woodville and across to Shannon and Foxton. Fish ladders are planned for a further four sites. Read More>

FISH GET HELP TO GO UP-STREAM – NOR-WEST NEWS 25/11/2010

How do you get fish upstream? Shane Wright has found an ingenious way.

The Muriwai resident makes and installs fibreglass fish ladders which help them get past culverts and other usually man-made obstacles to breed upstream. Read More>