Proposed Plan Change 7

Proposed Plan Change 7 has been developed to respond to emerging resource management issues, to give effect to relevant national direction, to implement recommendations from the Hinds Drains’ Working Party, and to implement recommendations in the Waimakariri and Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) Zone Implementation Programme Addenda (ZIPA).

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Proposed Plan Change 7 documents

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Plan Change 2 

A consequential change to the Waimakariri River Regional Plan (WRRP) accompanies this plan change. Access documents relating to Proposed Plan Change 2 to the WRRP


1. Review 

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2. Public notification~~
Proposed Plan Change 7 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (Changes to Planning Maps)

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Below you can find all maps related to Plan Change 7. The map index will help you to find your map by location. The numbers correspond to the map links below. 

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Supporting documents and technical reports~~
Part A – Omnibus Supporting Documents
Ngāi Tahu outcomes
Hinds Drains Working Party recommendations
Managed aquifer recharge
Schedule 17 (Salmon spawning sites)


Part B – Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP)
Cultural assessment
Recognising and protecting cultural values in the Orari, Temuka, Opihi and Pareora Zone. Environment Canterbury, Christchurch, New ZealandCarmichael, L, Davison, C (2017) Ecan
The Cultural Health of the Opihi CatchmentTipa, G. (2018) Tipa and Associates Ltd, working with Te Runanga o Arowhenua
Maori rock art and associated freshwater taonga protection: A sensitivity-based knowledge convergence approachGyopari, M., Symon, A., Tipa, G. (2019) Earth Mind Limited, Ngai Tahu Maori Rock Art Trust and Tipa Associates
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Zone Current State Economic Assessment. Sanderson, K., Williams, J., Fareti, N. (2018). BERL
Agricultural production under proposed OTOP Zone flow regimes: Methodology and results. Dark A, Bright J, (2018). Aqualinc Research Limited.
Economic Assessment of the Healthy Catchments Project Proposed Zone Implementation Programme Addendum (ZIPA). Harris, S. (2019). Land and Water People, Christchurch, New Zealand
Current state of the groundwater resource in the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) ZoneZarour, H., Aitchison-Earl, P., Scott, M., Peaver, L., DeSilva, N. (2016). ECan
Groundwater technical report to support the Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora limit-setting process.Rosado, C. (2019). ECan
OTOP Inland Basins Current State ModelDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
An Integrated Hydrological Model for the Orari Plains, CanterburyDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Orari Plains Water Quality AddendumDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora scenario modellingDurney, p., Calder-Steele, Aitchinson-Earl, Dodson
Technical Overview
Zone Committee
Part C – Waimakariri
Technical overview
Waimakariri Land and Water Solutions Technical Assessment Overview.Etheridge, Z. and Whalen, M, Ecan
Cultural assessment
Cultural health assessments and water management for the Rakahuri Waimakariri zone. Tipa and Associates.Representatives of Te Ngai T??huriri and Tipa, G. 2016:
Community Engagement
Summary of Comparative Analysis of the WRRP and CLWRP. Incite Ltd memorandum to Environment CanterburyFenemor, A. and McCallum Clark, M. Incite
Waimakariri Zone Freshwater Management UnitsPicken, A.; Stapleton, J and Dodson, M. Ecan
Water quantity (surface water and GW)