The Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora (OTOP) water zone has hill-fed braided rivers and coastal areas with strong and complex links between ground and surface water. It is vulnerable to dry periods. Many wetlands have been drained but pockets of unique natural value have survived.

Otipua-Saltwater Creek catchment

Find out how to get involved in our community-led catchment group.

Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee recommendations

Read the OTOP water zone recommendations for action to improve local water quality and quantity as part of the Healthy Catchments Project.