Read the Waimakariri Zone Committee's Summer 2013 newsletter (pdf 607 kB) - the latest edition on a series to let the community know what the committee has been up to and how you can get involved.
Read the Waimakariri Zone Committee's Spring 2012 newsletter (pdf 720 kB) - the first in a series to let the community know what the committee has been up to and how you can get involved.
The Waimakariri Zone Committee meets on the first Monday of each month.
Please note, the meeting scheduled for 3 September has been cancelled.
Read past agendas and minutes
27 February 2014: Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
31 January 2014: Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
16 December 2013: Waimakariri Committee appoints new community member
The Waimakariri Zone Committee has provided $40,000 in Immediate Steps funding for the restoration of Tutaepatu Lagoon near Woodend. The programme began with weed removal and control, followed by planting more than 4000 native plants including kahikatea, New Zealand's tallest forest tree.
In late 2011 the Waimakariri Zone Committee finalised its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management.
The ZIP was then endorsed by councils as the basis for the design and realignment of fresh-water management work programmes.
Stakeholders and the community were engaged to provide feedback on priorities for water management which feed in to the ZIP.
More recently the committee has been focussing on the on–the–ground actions required to implement the recommendations made in its ZIP.
The committee has also been looking at the sub-regional planning process in the zone as part of Environment Canterbury's proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).
The proposed Plan provides the framework to facilitate delivery of the community's aspirations for water management – as set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
Under the proposed Plan the committee will be required to work with the community to achieve freshwater objectives, environmental flows and water quality limits in the zone, as required by the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.
Other priorities for the year include water storage, lowland streams, water efficiency and nutrient management, and Ashley River/Rakahuri catchment management.
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Waimakariri ZIP (pdf 8.27 MB)
Waimakariri Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 230 kB)
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