View past committee agendas and minutes
View the latest media releases for the Orari–Opihi–Pareora Committee:
23 August 2013: Orari–Opihi–Pareora Zone Committee meeting
26 July 2013: Orari–Opihi–Pareora Zone Committee meeting
14 June 2012: More water a focus for Orari–Opihi–Pareora Zone Committee
Since forming in April 2011, the focus of the committee has been to work with the community to develop water management recommendations to deliver the goals of the CWMS.
At its first meeting for 2012 the committee finalised its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management following a series of community feedback meetings.
Once the feedback was considered, the ZIP was finalised in April 2012, and endorsed by councils as the basis for the design and realignment of council work programmes for freshwater.
More recently, the zone committee has been focussing on its work programme to implement the ZIP. A key part of this has been looking at ways to bring more water in to the zone (a key recommendation in its ZIP).
Another key focus for the committee has been on forming catchment groups in the zone. Following a public meeting in the Orari catchment in November 2012, it was decided the Orari will be divided in to upper, mid, and lower catchment groups, as well as an overall group to ensure cohesion.
The long-term goal is for the Orari, Opihi, and Pareora catchments to all have groups formed by the end of 2013.
The committee has also received a number of briefings on local and regional water management issues including; the Pareora River Flow Plan, Orari flood plain strategy, Waitaki River Plan, and the progress of the draft Land and Water Regional Plan by Environment Canterbury.
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)
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