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Wai Care March Monitoring Month

During March, Wai Care is running a competition for existing Wai Care groups to monitor their local stream. We want to celebrate the work you do and thank you for the data you continue to collect which contributes to an amazing database on the health of Auckland streams.

All you have to do is monitor your stream during March and upload your results onto the Wai Care website to be in to win cool prizes!

What do I report on?

  • Complete all the data fields on the Wai Care website: basic fields, chemical/ physical, macroinvertebrate, and habitat assessment (don’t worry about doing macroinvertebrates if you haven’t been trained yet).
  • Write about what your results mean for the life in your stream in the diary section on the website: include anything you have learnt from your monitoring and if you think your stream is healthy or unhealthy based on your results
  • Upload at least one photo onto the website of your stream. You could also include photos of anything interesting or strange you notice during your monitoring
  • Extra for experts: what things in or around your stream make it healthy or unhealthy and why?

When do I monitor?

  • Any time during March, just make sure you have entered your data onto the Wai Care website by 5pm on 1 April to be in to win.


We have some amazing prizes on offer for the following categories:

Scientific Enquiry Award will go to the entry with the most accurate interpretation of monitoring results.

There are 1st place and highly commended for the Scientific Enquiry Award for each of the following groups:

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Community

The People’s Choice Award will go to the project with the most facebook likes

Spot prizes for the most interesting stream photos. These could include photos of macroinvertebrates, creative photos, or nature photos

1st Place Wai Care Award  -$750 Stream package

Highly Commended - $500 Stream package

People's Choice Award - $750 Stream package

Stream packages are your choice and could include: Field trip with a fish expert, outdoor experience of choice i.e. trip to the zoo, kayaking tour, microscope, books, plants, garden vouchers, or signage for your stream or local reserve up to the total value of the prize pack.

How to enter

  • Monitor your stream anytime during March
  • Upload your data onto the Wai Care website by 5pm on 1 April
  • The Wai Care coordinators will upload your entry onto the Wai Care facebook page to enter you in the People’s Choice Award which will run from 20 April to 27 April at 5pm.
  • Spread the word amongst your friends and family to ‘like’ your entry on the Wai Care facebook page to be in to win the People’s Choice Award.
  • All winners will be announced on the Wai Care website and facebook page on 28 April 2015 and notified via email by your local coordinator.

To stay in the loop, like our Wai Care facebook page. Don’t have facebook? No problem! Contact your Wai Care Coordinator for more information. (Terms and Conditions apply)