In response to concerns about the decline in the water quality of Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere, an Issues group was formed in 2002. This group represented a wide range of interests and they met regularly over 2 years and consulted widely to develop a vision and Strategy for the future management of the Lake and catchment. To implement the Strategy a charitable trust was formed in 2003 – Waihora Ellesmere Trust.
WET’s purpose is to facilitate and encourage the implementation of the Community Strategy and, with the Strategy including such a broad range of goals, targets and actions, this means that WET is involved in many different projects and works with many different agencies and organisations. The Strategy can be downloaded from our home page