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Links and publications


Freshwater fish
Freshwater fish identifications
Whitebait identification
DoC native fish information
NZ Fish Passage Guidelines (for structures up tp 4 metres)
Fish passage in urban streams
Landcare Trust: Stream works for fish
Save the Longfin eel
Freshwater fish spawning and migration calendar
Rivercapes: Eel brochure
Riverscapes: Whitebait poster

Freshwater invertebrates

Stream invertebrate photo guide
Quick guides to identification
SHMAK 3-D identification guide
Freshwater mussel article

Birds and bats
Hamilton City bat survey
Southern Links long-tailed bat survey report
Hamilton City bird survey
Evidence on long-tailed bats NZTA and HCC Southern Links

Landcare algal guide


Aquatic pests of New Zealand
DoC pest fish information

Water quality

PCE 2012 report: Water quality in New Zealand
OECD 2017 report:Environmental pressures rising in New Zealand
StatsNZ/MfE: Our freshwater 2017

Stream restoration
Stream restoration toolkit - NIWA
Restoring native fish in streams - NIWA

Riparian planting
Planting under willows
Stabilising characteristics of native plants (New Zealand)
Southern Links Vegetation and Habitat Survey report

Gully management
Hamilton City Council's gully restoration guide
Hamilton City Council gully management plan

Stream monitoring and management
Stream Health Monitoring and Assessment Kit
Caring for urban streams (Auckland Council)
Caring for urban streams Appendices (Auckland Council)
Stormwater management and sustainable urban design
Technical basis of stormwater contaminant & volume management
Installation and maintenance of rain gardens - do and don'ts
Stormwater management best practice - EPA
Soil quality for stormwater management guidelines - Washington
Stormwater management - NIWA
Control of road runoff contaminants - NZTA
Temperature as a stormwater contamninant - Auckland Council
WRC Stormwater Management Guideline 2018
WRC Stormwater Runoff Modelling Guideline 2018
Management  for Aquatic Vegetation Control - Auckland Council
Waihorotiu documentary to discover hidden urban waterways
Stolen Rivers | David Boothway | TEDxTauranga

Educational material
Urbanisation effects (USEPA)
Rivers and Us programme for schools
Wai Care - Together for healthy waterways
Nobody's Rivers: Everyone's Legacy
MfE 2017: NZ's freshwater at a glance

Kids stuff
Freshwater fish card game
Freshwater board game
Rusty's Big Adventure
Water page for kids (MfE)
Fun with freshwater mussels
Riverscapes: Awesome eels

Other environmental orgainsations
Hamilton Environment Centre
New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society
New Zealand Landcare Trust
Waikato Biodiversity Forum
Nature space - Ecological restoration in Aotearoa
Million Metres Stream Project
Nature Space - Ecological Restroation in New Zealand
Water Action Initiative

Other stream and river care groups
Waikato Rivercare
Mangaiti Gully Restoration Group
Mangaterere Restoration Society
Oakley Creek
Ashley-Rakahuri Rivercare Group
Working Waters Trust
Whangaehi Catchment Management Group
Whau River Catchment Trust
Piako Catchment Forum
Glenside Streamcare Group
Harts Creek

Hamilton urban stream publications

Aldridge, B.M.T.A. and B.J. Hicks. 2006. The distribution of fish in the urban gully system streams of Hamilton City. CBER Contract Report No. 48. Client report prepared for Environment Waikato and Hamilton City Council. Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science and Engineering, The University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Clarkson, B.D.; McQueen, J.C. 2004. Ecological restoration in Hamilton City, North Island, New Zealand. 16th International Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration, August 24-26, 2004, Victoria, Canada.

Clearwater, S.J.; Valler, T. 2012. Contaminants in Hamilton's urban stream sediments and ectoxicity to amphipods. Waikato Regional Council Technical Report 2012/38. Waikato Regional Council, Hamilton.

Collier, K.J.; Clarkson, B.D.; Aldridge, B.M.T.A.; Hicks, B.J. 2008. Can urban streams be restored? Linking vegetation restoration with urban stormwater mitigation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Water and Wastes Association conference, 15-16 May, Rotorua.

Collier, K.J.; Aldridge, B.M.T.A.; Hicks, B.J.; Kelly, J.; Macdonald, A; Smith, B.J.; Tonkin, J. 2009. Ecological values of Hamilton urban streams (North Island, New Zealand): constraints and opportunities for restoration. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 32: 177-189.

Collier, K.L.; Clements, B.L. 2011. Influences of catchment and corridor imperviousness on urban stream macroinvertebrate communities at multiple spatial scales. Hydrobiologia 664: 35-50.

Downs, T.; Clarkson, B.; Beard, C. 2000. Key ecological sites of Hamilton City. Site descriptions vols. I and II. Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, The University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Hickey, C.; Macaskill, B.; Martin, M. Scarsbrook, M.; Williamson, B. 2001. Hamilton city stormwater: assessment of contaminant loads and impacts on the Waikato Rvier. NIWA client report HCC00210, NIWA, Hamilton.

Hicks, B.J.; G.B. Reynolds; J.L. Laboyrie; and C.D.H. Hill. 2001. Ecological and physical characteristics of the Te Awa O Katapaki Stream, Flagstaff, Waikato. CBER Contract Report 13. Prepared for CDL Land (NZ) Limited. Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Waikato, Hamilton. 19 pp.

Morgan, D.K.J.; Waas, J.R.; Innes, J. 2009. An inventory of mammalian pests in a New Zealand city. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 36: 23-33. 

Peters, M. 2008. Urban waterways. Survey of  Hamilton residents. New Zealand Landcare Trust, Hamilton.

Smith, B. Diversity of adult aquatic insects in Hamilton urban streams and seepages. Technical report 2007/20, Environment Waikato, Hamilton.

Tonkin & Taylor 2001. Hamilton City Council municipal stormwater discharges. Assessment of environmental effects. Tonkin & Taylor, Hamilton.

Tulagi A. 2012. Regional rivers water quality monitoring programme: Data report 2012. Waikato Regional Council Technical Report 2013/13.

Valler, T.L. 2013. Sources and effects of catchment-derived bioavailable contaminants in Hamilton urban streams. Unpubl MSc thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Vant, W. 2008. Trends in river water quality in the Waikato Region 1987-2007. Environment Waikato Technical Report 2008/33. Environment Waikato, Hamilton. 

Wilding, T. K. 1998. The state of Hamilton streams. Environment Waikato Technical Report 1997/17, Environment Waikato, Hamilton.

Williamson, B. 2001. Streams and lakes in and near Hamilton and the issues for stormwater disposal. NIWA client report HCC00213, NIWA, Hamilton.

Wood, M. 2011. Stormwater management guidelines for Mangakotukutuku Stream catchment.Waikato Regional Council Internal Series 2011/19.