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Advocates for the Tongariro River

Tongariro River

There is no doubt that the Tongariro River is a gem. Annually it produces catches of trout that can be measured by the ton and consequently is one of the most important fisheries in the country.

To ensure that this wonderful resource is retained for this and future generations in as near a pristine state as possible, the Advocates for the Tongariro has been formed.

Funded solely through donations and with much of the work done by volunteers this is a organisation that has achieved a huge amount allowing everyone to enjoy this beautiful river and its surrounding environment.


Advocates for the Tongariro River,
P.O. Box 335,
New Zealand

Email: secretary@tongariroriver.org.nz

Web: www.tongariroriver.org.nz


The Advocates for the Tongariro River are working on behalf of all who wish to use this resource be they anglers, trampers or just those who enjoy getting away from it all.

Some of the work the Advocates have done are:

  • Fundraising for and the facilitating of the wilding pines and willow eradication along the river.
  • Replanting of indigenous specias along the river margin
  • Developing the popular and well used Tongariro River Trail
  • Working with Mighty River Power (hydo generation) to ensure the well-being of the Tongariro is maintained
  • Fighting to ensure projects (such as the propsal to farm carp in the Tongariro environs) are stopped
  • Funding approriate research projects
  • Initiating and developing the Tongariro River Intergrated Management Plan (now accepted by the Regional Counil and Taupo District Council).
  • Being the spokes-group when needed to ensure the recreational users voice is heard.
How you can help

If you would like to help this volunteer organisation there are several ways you can do so:

  • Sign up and become a member. You will receive regular updates on projects and developments.
  • Make a donation. All work done comes from doantions and so any finacial assistance will help retain this resource for future generations.

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Become a member

To become a member, please send your name, contact details and a cheque for the subscription fee. A membership application form is available at the Advocates for the Tongariro River website.

Subscription fee:

$25 per year for one person
$30 for two or more people at the same address

$60 for associate membership (clubs or societies)

Donations to help with the work of the group are appreciated.

Please make your cheque out to: Advocates for the Tongariro River Inc. and send it to the address above.`

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