The Mōkihi Reforestation Trust was established in 2016. Named after the Te Reo word for raft, Mōkihi were fashioned mainly from raupo/bulrushes and harakeke/flax. These simple vessels were excellent for traversing lakes and voyaging rivers. The name references the idea of floating the seed (Te Kākano) down the might of the Clutha River (Mata-Au) to restore and regenerate native plants, wetlands and forests, on its journey to the coast. We have planted over 5,000 plants and average 1000+ volunteer hours per year, and have a core team of loyal supporters which is growing quickly. Currently we have three keystone sites that have been chosen for their public accessibility and suitability for restoration work.