The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting schedule. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
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20 May 2013: Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
19 April 2013: Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
11 March 2013: Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting
The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee was launched in September 2011.
The zone committee meets each month to receive briefings from technical experts. It also goes on a number of field trips around the district and meets with a wide range of stakeholders to gauge the range of views on water management issues.
The goal of the zone committee is to engage with the community to develop a programme of water management recommendations to councils.
In late November and early December 2011, the committee held three community meetings to introduce itself to the community and get its feedback on water issues in the zone.
Last year (2012), the committee's focus was on developing its Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management.
Public meetings were held in late October and early November 2012 to get local feedback.
The committee's ZIP was finalised at its first monthly meeting in February 2013, and presented it to councils to form the basis for water management work programmes.
Other key focus areas for the committee haeve included also issues concerning Te Roto o Wairewa / Lake Forsyth, cultural values and the rights and interests of iwi and the crown, and the aquatic health of streams in the zone.
This year the committee will also be focussed on the Wairewa chapter to feed in to Environment Canterbury's sub-regional plan, deciding on flag-ship biodiversity projects to support, and discussing minimum flow setting procesess.
The committee features five community members as well as four Runanga representatives and two from council.
Te Runanga o Koukourarata has a moemoea (vision) for ecological restoration at Koukourarata (Port Levy).
This video covers the latest project to support this restoration work; a reticulation system to support young native plants along the Kahukunu awa.
Te Runanga o Koukourarata will manage this project and has been provided funding from the Tuia joint work programme between Environment Canterbury and Ngai Tahu.
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Banks Peninsula Zone Committee information sheet - July 2012 (pdf 1.4 MB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
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