Hundreds of farmers were interviewed about their views on hill country farming.
"A lot of people don't realise the amount of effort to protect these rare species."
"It's very simple to say it's not sustainable, we're taking too much out of the sea."
The clean-up and protection projects will create 400 jobs across the country.
"It's simply the fact of too much disturbance."
Visitors to the Waitaki district are being told they risk losing access to the local lakes if they continue polluting the water.
The message to owners was simple.
"The surgeries went well but were not enough to save the ailing kiwi whose health continued to deteriorate in the weeks following the operation."
NIWA is warning the jellyfish can invade beaches and sting swimmers.