Fresh Water | Sustainable Coastlines

We are blessed with plenty of fresh water here in Aotearoa, and with it, a diversity of unique species. The resources below are designed to educate and inspire, bringing people closer to our amazing freshwater habitats.

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Learn more about fresh water

Videos, quotes, and facts to share

Te reo river words

Proverbs and quotes


Did you know?

Proverbs and quotes


Take a dip

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Freshwater habitats

We’ve been blessed with a lot of fresh water here in Aotearoa, ranging from glacier-fed lakes to underground springs. We take a look at some of these habitats’ special residents.

River Dog

Film: River Dog

Shot in the remote eastern hill-country of the Wairarapa, one human and several dogs take a stand against the water-damaging farming practices of their neighbours. Watch the trailer below and click here for the full documentary.

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The production of the Connect With Nature content series was
made possible with the generous support of SC Johnson.