Te whakahaere horo whenua

Erosion management

The Gisborne district has a severe erosion problem. The cause of erosion is our district is the soft rock geology, climate, vegetation clearance and a combination of these factors.

Severe erosion causes long-term damage to the productivity of rural land.

Impact of erosion

This presentation was part of 'Trees for Bees' and describes Management of Erosion in the Gisborne District.

No results were found

The Sustainable Hill Country programme aims to increase protection of highly erodible land.

Erosion Control Funding Programme (ECFP)

The ECFP (formerly East Coast Forestry Project) was established in 1992 to address the severe erosion problems in the Gisborne district.

The ECFP grant can be used to control erosion on the worst eroding or erosion-prone land in the district.

The ECFP provides a grant for establishing an effective tree cover through planting or encouraging natural reversion to native bush.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) provides funding through the ECFP to Gisborne district landholders and community groups to help reduce wide-scale erosion problems.

For more information about the grant and ECFP, visit MPI's website
Erosion Control Funding Programme for the Gisborne District

Restoring the Waiapu catchment

The Waiapu catchment will benefit from a collaborative partnership between Gisborne District Council, the Ministry for Primary Industries and Te Runanganui O Ngāti Porou.

The 3 parties signed a memorandum of understanding demonstrating a 100-year commitment to collaboratively work with landowners to address the health of the Waiapu River catchment.

Read the Joint Management Agreement