The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting schedule. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
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Approval of funding for Stage Two of a stream enhancement project of Koukourārata Stream, Port Levy has seen large areas planted in kowhai, matai, koromiko, totara, matai, and a variety of carexes and grasses.
This project connects the stream with a significant piece of native bush already covenanted by the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust. Koukourārata Stream now has one of the longest riparian planting projects on the Peninsula and protection from its source to the sea (Ki Uta Ki Tai).
The Zone Committee has invested $333,388 in biodiversity projects over the last 4 years and has welcomed the opportunity to work with landowners and community organisations such as the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust. We still have $166,612 available. If you have a possible project please don’t hesitate to contact one of the Zone Committee members or search ‘Immediate Steps’ on the Environment Canterbury website for more information.
We recently held a well-attended workshop for local farmers around Farm Environment Plans (FEPs). This was really encouraging as for most Banks Peninsula farmers, having a Farm Environment Plan is purely voluntary.
The use of FEPs demonstrates that our farmers are not only great custodians of the land but are also keen to identify any areas that they can improve on. Visit www.overseer.co.nz for more information!
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee was tasked with working with community members to develop solutions to local water management challenges. Addressing the issues facing Wairewa / Lake Forsyth has been a key focus for the committee, leading to the Wairewa ZIP Addendum.
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