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.

Proposed Plan Change 7

Plan Change 7 to the Land & Water Regional Plan is open for public submissions. Find out what this means for the OTOP zone.