The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee meets on the first Monday of each month.
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The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee received an update on investigations into water quality in the Kaiapoi River at its meeting on April 4.
Environment Canterbury scientists have been working with the Kaiapoi River Rehabilitation Working Group to investigate the state of the river following concerns raised with the zone committee last year.
Principal surface water scientist Adrian Meredith updated the committee on the work being done to address community concerns, such as the die off of weeds in sections of the river, and what investigations so far have identified as possible reasons for the decline.
He also discussed potential rehabilitation options in light of the findings.
The ongoing monitoring work has been designed to support the Kaiapoi River Rehabilitation Working Group in establishing management options for different sections of the river. Read more...
I encourage you and your friends to attend one of the community meetings scheduled as part of this second round of engagement in preparation for Sub-Regional planning due to start mid-2016. Whilst it is a busy time of year for everybody, please take this opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of the zone and forthcoming sub-regional process. Share your views and ideas, and maybe take a leadership role in a local group. Ultimately the result of the process will impact upon each and every one of us in the future.
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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