The Banks Peninsula Zone Committee meeting schedule. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of each month.
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PHOTO – Environment Canterbury Commissioners, members of Banks Peninsula Zone Committee, Wairewa Rūnanga and community members on the causeway over the channel linking Te Wairewa to the sea
Environment Canterbury Commissioners recently spent a day touring Banks Peninsula with members of the zone committee and local Runanga in order to gain a greater understanding of the main issues facing the area.
In depth discussions were held around Te Wairewa water quality, flooding in Little River and the planning process around new rules for the Wairewa catchment.
The group also looked at the issues surrounding stormwater management, community drinking water supplies and wastewater systems and were given a first-hand look at the conservation and biodiversity projects in the area.
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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