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In June the committee hosted public meetings in in Geraldine, Fairlie and Timaru to introduce the Healthy Catchment Project. The meetings were well attended and it was great to have some good discussion about ...WHAT the project is, WHY we are doing it and How you can be involved.The next stage is to learn more about the current state of water in our zone. A range of technical experts will share their social, cultural, economic and biophysical assessments. The committee will host public workshops in September to share this information. These workshops are a great opportunity for you to:Learn more about key water management issuesShare your local knowledge and experienceTell us what you think is acceptable/unacceptable about current water management.At the July Zone Committee meeting DairyNZ spoke about how they are supporting local farmers to complete Sustainable Milk Plans, and also described some interesting economic projects focusing on ways farmers can operate profitably within nitrogen limits. At the same meeting the committee approved a biodiversity project to manage weeds in the Orari Gorge to protect the habitat of some local geckos.
Read our latest community newsletter here, and see also our Healthy Catchments webpage.
Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora Zone Committee Annual Report for 2015
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Orari–Opihi–Pareora ZIP (pdf 4.67 MB)
Orari–Opihi–Pareora Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 451 kB)Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee expectations of catchment groups August 2014
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