The Friends of the Otaki River [FOTOR] represents the community in the management and development of the Otaki River and its environment. Established in 2000, FOTOR is made up of members of the community, riparian landowners, environmentalists, representatives from local government, iwi and environmental and recreational groups.
FOTOR was instrumental in the restoration at Chrystalls Bend by creating a beautifully landscaped lagoon. This popular picnic spot is located about 2 km up the river from the bridge at State Highway 1.
The nursery where we raise about 5,000 native trees and plants each year.
The new sign in front of the nursery at 89 Riverbank Road, Otaki.