Our work

At Whirika, we’re dedicated to creating positive change and sustainable futures. For over a decade, we have been leaders in finding innovative solutions that address pressing environmental and social challenges. Our comprehensive range of services spans across various sectors, each focused on making a meaningful impact for our clients and their communities.

We believe  collaboration is key to success. By working closely with diverse stakeholders and employing holistic approaches, we strive to create solutions that not only address immediate challenges but also contribute to long-term resilience and prosperity.

Our approach

It starts with an idea

Every project begins with an idea — a vision for a better, more sustainable future. We understand that ideas can come from anywhere. Our team work with you to understand your vision so we can turn ideas into an actionable plan that achieves meaningful progress.

Conversations with community

Community engagement is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the power of collaboration to identify shared goals and co-create solutions that reflect your needs and aspirations. We work alongside you to understand your unique challenges, values, and visions for the future.

Feasibility and planning

We work closely with you to develop solutions that are innovative and sustainable but also practical and achievable. We ensure our plans are robust and meet your specific needs, considering factors such as resource availability, regulatory requirements, and stakeholder input.

Putting plans into action

We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and put plans into action. We’re here to support you every step of the way, from project initiation to implementation and beyond. Whether it’s coordinating with contractors, securing funding, or navigating regulatory processes, we can bring your ideas and vision to life.

Biodiversity and Restoration

We work with people and nature to create resilient landscapes where community is at the heart of conservation and restoration.

Energy, carbon and waste

We’re working towards a low-carbon future and helping Aotearoa transition to a low-emission, zero waste economy. Whether it’s implementing renewable energy solutoons, optimising waste management, or mitigating carbon emissions, we’re committed to results that benefit both our clients and the planet.

Freshwater, food, farms and forests

We’re committed to fostering sustainable partnerships between land managers and the environment. From freshwater management planning, to understanding the Emissions Trading Scheme, our team integrates environmental protection seamlessly into operational frameworks.

Case studies

Our community

At Whirika, we work with a diverse range of businesses, communities, runaka/iwi groups, and government organisations from across Aotearoa New Zealand. We also support local groups by providing professional services that help achieve goals for our community.