Weir have all the whitebait gone?

By: Craig Powell

The pros and cons of removing a weir on the Mahurangi River to allow whitebait free passage up the river will be debated at the Warkworth Town Hall on Wednesday, February 13.

The evening is the first Warkworth Town Hall Talk of the year.

It will start with a presentation by Whitebait Connection coordinator Sophie Tweddle, who will talk about the Auckland Inanga Spawning Project, which is being delivered in partnership with Auckland Council.

“The project aims to locate potential inanga (whitebait) spawning habitat on eight river systems within the Auckland region, identify if these sites are currently being used for spawning by inanga, and recommend and implement actions to protect, restore and enhance these sites,” she says.

“The Mahurangi River is one of the eight sites we are working on through the project.”  read more

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