Where’s your wai?

Where’s your local river swimming hole? Which lake do you like to hang out at? Share the freshwater spots you love to use!

Hands hold a smartphone with a map displayed.Drop a pin to share your spot

Just mark your freshwater spot on the map, and tell us a bit about it. Easy as!

Go to our online tool to drop a pin

About this project

We’re keen to find out about the freshwater spots people use around Northland, and what the water’s like there, so we can work out the best ways to look after Northland's rivers and lakes.

The more people that participate, the better picture we’ll have about the freshwater places people use – and the better we can prioritise where and how to focus our freshwater efforts.

Frequently asked questions

This document covers some of the questions people may have about this project, ‘Where’s your
wai' (PDF, 410KB)

Northland’s freshwater

Lots of people and organisations – including us at the regional council – care deeply about improving Northland’s water and are working hard to make that happen.

You can find out more about our water-related work and projects at: www.nrc.govt.nz/water

What happens on land has a huge impact on our waterways – find out more about land and how we’re working with landowners to reduce impacts on our waterways: www.nrc.govt.nz/land

Where's your wai? Roadie

Over the next few weeks our 'where's your wai?' crew will be coming to a town near you.

If you're heading to one of these markets or events over the next few weeks, then come along and tell us about your freshwater spot.

  • Sunday, 4 November - Mangapai Hall summer markets
  • Saturday, 10 November - Bay of Islands A&P show
  • Saturday, 17 November - Paparoa farmers' market
  • Saturday, 24 November - Kaitāia market
  • Saturday 2 December - Whangārei A&P show