T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network

Environmental Monitoring Projects

The Te Henui River is a major feature in New Plymouth, and it arises near the national park, running through farmland and urban areas. Several schools and community groups are monitoring the water quality using the SHMAK (Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit) developed by NIWA. The results show a clean river.

For more information about schools and environmental monitoring, visit EMAP (Environmental Monitoring and Action Project )

Click here to see a SHMAK results sheet for the Welbourn monitoring site. Students from Welbourn School and from the Kiwi Conservation Club are working at this site.

To enter results for water monitoring go to the kete and login to this form - Water clarity and chemistry.

Below - Kiwi Conservation Club members map the river at the Welbourn monioring site. February 2008

Below - students from Welbourn School talk to Mike Tapp, DoC Education Officer, April 2009.

Below - a 'bug box' to sort the aquatic animals.