Riparian fencing fund allows farm wetlands restorationHawke's Bay dairy farmer Ivan Knauf says he's thrilled to be able to fence a significant 9...

Riparian fencing fund allows farm wetlands restorationHawke's Bay dairy farmer Ivan Knauf says he's thrilled to be able to fence a significant 9...Riparian fencing fund allows farm wetlands restoration

Hawke's Bay dairy farmer Ivan Knauf says he's thrilled to be able to fence a significant 90-hectare wetland surrounded by native bush on his farm.

Over two years, the Hāpara Takatū project will establish 195 kilometres of new riparian fencing to exclude all classes of stock from vulnerable waterways across the region; reducing erosion, enabling riparian plantings to grow and create jobs.

All thanks to a $4.2 million Jobs for Nature partnership between the Ministry for the Environment and Hawke's Bay Regional Council.

Knauf's wetland fencing is one of 70 projects across Hawke's Bay, funded by the Jobs for Nature Hāpara Takatū project. The QEII National Trust and Fonterra also made financial contributions to fencing off Knauf's wetland.