Hawksbury Lagoon Inc.

Waikouaiti - East Otago - New Zealand


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Project Funding

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We have a further supply of our popular Derek Onley Illustrated Tea Towels, if you would like to purchase one contact Julie Gemmell phone 465 7664. They sold out very quickly last time. 
Cost is a reasonable $15.

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It is illegal to use any form of water transport on the Hawksbury Lagoon.
This action is covered by the following legislation:
Otago Conservation Management Act
Wildlife Act 1953
Hawksbury Lagoon Refuge Order 1974

Dogs are to to be on a leash at all times.

No horses are permitted.


Bicycles are permitted but not motorcycles.

Links & Resources

Some books which you may find useful include:

  • Heather, B,  Robertson, H. Onley, D. (2005). The Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand. Pub. Penguin/Viking NZ
  • Hunt, J. (2007). Wetlands of NZ. A Bitter-sweet story.  Pub. Random House NZ
  • Moon, G. (2009). NZ Wetland Birds and their world. Pub. New Holland NZ.
  • NZ Landcare Trust. (2010) Landcare: a practical guide.
  • NZ Landcare Trust (2010). Wetland Restoration: A Handbook for New Zealand Freshwater Systems.Pub Manaaki Whenua Press.
  • Robertson, G. & Peters, M. (2006) Turning the Tide. Pub. Taieri Trust