Strategies Achievements to date
A1 Monitor plans and proposals of local government on catchment management and relevant resource consents
A2 Adopt ‘critical friend role’ to statutory bodies
• Presented paper on state of Tongariro River to Parliamentary Select Committee for Local Government and the Environment
• Lobbied Ministers of Tourism, State Owned Enterprises and Ministry for the Environment, Environment Waikato, Taupo District Council, Environment Waikato Advisory Committee for the Regional Environment and Opposition Spokesman for Biosecurity
• Contributed to Department of Conservation management review and NZ Walkways Strategy (See Advocates for the Tongariro River past Annual Reports for more detail)
Destination by 2010 Scorecard
• Environment Waikato (EW) River Management Plan operating with regular on-site inspection
• EW Catchment Management Plan in final stages of development
• In line with the Conservation Act 1988, Department of Conservation leaders in, (i) maintaining a full scientific description of the fishery and in (ii) proactively managing river nursery and the restoration of the Tongariro River back to 1960-1980s status.
Tongariro River’s World Ranking

  • International fly fishing rating in top 10

Planned Milestones

  • % of agreed milestones achieved by key stakeholders on time and within budget


Actions for 2007-2008
Monitor Environment Waikato’s overall governance of the river via their river and catchment management plans as they are implemented and updated drawing on up to date scientific and engineering information. Mark On-going
Monitor adherence by Genesis and Mighty River Power to their 35 year Resource Consent provisions for electricity generation, and the need to have provisions reviewed periodically. Mark/Stuart On-going
Monitor Department of Conservation longitudinal data on trout catch rates, size and condition in the Tongariro River and the associated causal factors pertaining to the Taupo Fishery as a whole. Bob On-going
Canvas Management Forum members on an annual basis to ascertain member views on the effectiveness of the forum against its initial terms of reference. Heather On-going