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Around $50,000 has been allocated to protecting and restoring native bush and streams on a Claverley farm.
Tim and Janet Penney, the new owners of a sheep and beef farm in Claverly, have received support through the Canterbury Water Management Kaikōura Zone Committee.
When they moved in, they quickly realised it was an area where preservation of the natural environment was common place. Several steep gullies on the property still had remnant forest in them along with good sized streams. The Penneys decided a change in the management of the gullies could have a two-fold benefit. "Having our gullies fenced was a win-win situation for us as the bush and waterways would be able to regenerate and recover, and our land and stock could be managed more efficiently”.
A neighbour put them in touch with the local QEII Trust representative Miles Giller. “Tim and Janet were clearly aware that the streams were open to degradation, and keen not only to do something positive, but to do it well,” Miles said. Read more...
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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