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Kaikoura Water Zone Committee chair Ted Howard talks about what the committee has done and what they will focus on in 2016.
The Kaikōura Zone Water Management Committee is currently funding for three new biodiversity projects.
The zone committee was given $500,000 over five years to allocate to biodiversity projects in the zone. So far, they have allocated $383,420 to 16 different projects, leaving $116,580 to be allocated by the end of June this year.
Two of the projects involve the restoration and enhancement of Lyell Creek.
The first is an extension of the Smiths Lyell Creek planting project. Stage one of the project received $4700 of funding and the plantings are now thriving and providing excellent stream shade along the riparian margin.
This new project looks to increase native riparian vegetation cover within the riparian margin of Lyell Creek and the associated spring-fed wetland and drainage area by erecting stock-proof fencing, planting native eco-sourced plants and maintaining those plants already established.
Another project seeks to set up permanent stock proof fencing to exclude stock from Lyell Creek and to plant in the riparian zone to provide stream shade and filter run-off from the surrounding land. Read more...
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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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