River story winner Bill Kerrison – Saving NZ’s longfin eel

Gareth MorganEnvironment

The Award winning River story for the 2014 New Zealand River awards story is about one man, Bill Kerrison, who has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years trapping and transferring eels and other native fish species past the dams on the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty.

The Morgan Foundation sponsored the first annual New Zealand River Awards in November 2013.

The aim of he Awards is to encourage Regional Councils and their communities to work hard to improve the health of their local rivers. The awards are intended to encourage people to take responsibility for the health of their local waterways and also to draw attention to all the great work that is already being done to look after our rivers for future generations.


River story winner Bill Kerrison – Saving NZ’s longfin eel was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.