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Million Meters Streams Project

million-metres-2-PNG.jpgCentury Yuasa Batteries is proud to continue its support for the Million Meters streams project. Million Metres stream projects is a non-profit project set up to restore the health of New Zealand waterways. Currently
  • 44% of New Zealand’s monitored lakes are so polluted virtually nothing can survive in them;
  • 62% of lowland rivers are so polluted with pathogens its unsafe to swim in them;
  • 74% of freshwater fish species are now classified  as ‘threatened’.  

Century Yuasa’s partnership has been going for over 5 year with Century contributing to 14,267 trees planted over 3164.62 metres. We are a proud supporter of this initiative as we look to help keep the sustainability of New Zealand’s environment.  

In 2020/2021 Century Yuasa is supportered the conservation project - Wainuiomata River Restoration at Baring Head (Wellington) .

Wainuiomata River Restoration at Baring Head (Wellington)

The restoration of the Wainuiomata River at Baring Head has had a brilliant start and the restoration in 2020 provides an opportunity to support the continuation of this great work. The area has exceptional ecological values and supports many threatened species. 

For more information on this project head to:

In 2019/2020 Century Yuasa contributed towards the “MAGS Farm Sustainable Education” and the “Waimā Waitai Waiora” projects. Both projects have now been completed and below is an update on how it went.


The MAGS Farm Sustainable Education Project, Mount Albert

With the help from Century Yuasa, the MAGS Farm Sustainable Education Project was able to successfully plant 2000 native plants and trees along 300 metres of stream last year! The planting was completed with the help of 250+ volunteers, with majority of the work force made up by very enthusiastic and passionate students who gained valuable experience during planting and will hopefully be ambassadors for future planting events. The area is now fenced with recylced plastic future posts which have taken 2.5 tonnes of plastic out of society. Plants will be maintained over the coming years to ensure success and provide habitat for native fish such as Tuna and Banded Kokopu.



Waimā Waitai Waiora Restoring the Wairoa River and its tributaries, Northland

Thanks to the support from Century Yuasa, we’ve been able to contribute to a massive restoration effort within the Kaipara catchment! During 2020, the Waimā Waitai Waiora Partnership were able to get 133,000 plants and trees planted along 9.2km of waterways. These plants went into 14 different sites, with planting done by local contractors directly from the Kaipara catchment to ensure the funds were captured within the local community. This was a collaborative effort, with Million Metres being one of eight partners within the Waimā Waitai Waiora Partnership.

For more information on any of the projects Million Metres are working on, head to their website:


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