Project Parore is the new name for Uretara Estuary Managers, a Katikati-based society formed in 2004 to help clean up the rivers and streams running into the Uretara Estuary and to bring back the native birds.

After receiving funding from Ministry for Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund in 2018, Project Parore have been working with Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council and local landowners to address water quality and biodiversity issues. Project Parore is a community approach to environmental stewardship across eight of the catchments in the northern Tauranga Harbour.


Raise awareness and increase involvement in the protection and restoration of land, waterway and harbour habitats including:

How to Help

Landowners and residents both rural and urban can get involved – volunteer to help with planting, trapping pests or removing weed species, citizen science that monitors biodiversity and water quality, or get in touch to discuss how the project could support restoration and environmental protection work on your property or in your local catchment community.

Find Out More

If you would like to get involved, please contact Brodie Davis, General Manager via email: [email protected]

For more information: