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Boggy seepages, peat bogs and springs on the farm are an important source of water for streams, especially during dry summer months. These wetland areas are also important for filtering out excess nutrients before they can reach other waterways. Instead of draining, fence and plant with native sedges, toetoe and harakeke so they form a buffer zone to absorb and slow down run-off after heavy rain.

Acknowledgement: University of Waikato