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The Kaikōura Water Management Zone Committee discussed possible restoration options in the Waimangarara River draft restoration plan with regards to Immediate Steps funding to help the restoration work.
Each of Canterbury’s ten zone committees receives $500,000 over five years to support on-the-ground work to protect and restore freshwater biodiversity values. Since 2011, the committee has committed $383,420 to help fund 16 projects in the Clarence/Waiau Toa River, the Lyell/Waikōau Creek and Lake Rotorua areas. The remaining $116,580 is to be allocated by June 2016.
The committee was also briefed on how proposed changes to region-wide nutrient management policies and rules to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) will affect the Kaikōura zone. The proposed new rules include: requiring farming activities which need a resource consent to comply with good management practice loss rates and implement Farm Environment Plans (FEPs); target management of phosphorous; and requiring farming activities to register with the Farm Portal. Read more...
The Kaikōura community has always been incredibly supportive of Waikōau/Lyell Creek restoration activities. On 15 September a community planting day was supported by large numbers of school pupils and members of the community.
We are very grateful to Encounter Foundation for assisting with funding and also want to acknowledge the huge weeding and planting effort by Fonterra staff over the winter months on the lower reaches of the Lyell.
To show our appreciation there was a barbeque lunch at the end of the planting session.
Read the zone committee's newsletter here...
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Kaikōura Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 230 kB)
Kaikōura Zone Implementation Programme (480 kB)
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