Read the Waimakariri Zone Committee's Summer 2013 newsletter (607 kB) - the latest edition on a series to let the community know what the committee has been up to and how you can get involved.
Read the Waimakariri Zone Committee's Spring 2012 newsletter (720 kB) - the first in a series to let the community know what the committee has been up to and how you can get involved.
The Waimakariri Zone Committee meets on the first Monday of each month.
Read past agendas and minutes
6 May 2013: Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
1 March 2013: Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
30 January 2013: Waimakariri Zone Committee meeting
Find out about the restoration of the Tutaepatu Lagoon
The Waimakiriri Zone Committee has provided $40,000 in Immediate Steps funding for the restoration of Tutaepatu Lagoon near Woodend. The programme began with weed removal and control, followed by planting more than 4000 native plants including Kahikatea, New Zealand's tallest forest tree.
Zone committee Update
The Waimakariri Zone Committee members have had numerous briefings, field-trips and meetings with community members to bring itself up to speed on a wide variety of water-related issues.
In late 2011 the zone committee finalised its draft Zone Implementation Programme (ZIP) for water management and presented it to councils.
Environment Canterbury voted unanimously to endorse the Waimakariri ZIP as the "basis for the design and realignment of work programmes, for drafting regional plan provisions and for preparation of a draft Long Term Plan”. The Waimakariri District Council also received and endorsed the ZIP.
Stakeholders and the community were engaged to provide feedback on priorities for water management which feed in to the ZIP. Community members were also able to provide feedback on the draft ZIP before it was presented to councils.
More recently the committee has been focussing on the on-the-ground actions required to implement the recommendations made in its ZIP.
The committee has also been looking at the sub-regional planning process in the zone as part of Environment Canterbury’s proposed Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP).
The proposed Plan provides the framework to facilitate delivery of the community’s aspirations for water management – as set out in the Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS).
Under the proposed Plan the committee will be required to work with the community to achieve freshwater objectives, environmental flows and water quality limits in the zone, as required by the National Policy Statement on Freshwater Management.
Other priorities for the year include water storage, lowland streams, water efficiency and nutrient management, and Ashley / Rakahuri River catchment management.
Waimakariri Zone Committee Community Newsletter Summer 2013 (607 kB)
Waimakariri Zone Committee Community Newsletter Spring 2012 (720 kB)
Waimakariri Zone Committee information sheet - April 2012 (766 kB)
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (3.28MB)
Waimakariri ZIP (8.27 MB)
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