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A joint agency taskforce was set up in June 2016 to identify and coordinate actions to improve the health of the Waitarakao Washdyke environment.
The taskforce includes members from Te Rūnanga O Arowhenua, Timaru District Council, Department of Conversation, Environment Canterbury and the OTOP Zone Committee.
The group have developed an ‘Action Plan’ which was endorsed by the OTOP Zone Committee on the 3rd October. The plan includes practical actions such as improving recreation access and a pollution prevention programme, to help ensure the Waitarakao Washdyke environment is cared for and can be enjoyed by all.
This area has a long history of cultural significance to local Rūnanga and is also home to a variety of wading birds and waterfowl. The area is a key industrial zone and includes some regionally significant infrastructure. Contaminants, ongoing coastal processes and hydrology changes are some of key pressures currently facing this unique environment.
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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