Kaikōura water zone committee welcomes a new member

The Kaikōura water zone committee is pleased to introduce its newest member Desiree Bolton. Ted Howard, John Murray and Robby Roche were also reappointed to the committee. 

Most of Canterbury’s water zone committees have undergone a refresh this year, which has seen members who have served three years on the committee ‘refreshed’ with new members. 

This ensures a flow of fresh ideas and opinions at the committee table, and that serving members are given a break from a demanding community role. 

A bit about Desiree

Desiree is a Kaikōura Plains based dairy farmer with a young family and a passion for the environment, and she has lived in the area for almost 10 years.  

Through her experience dairy farming and her degree in Environmental Management, Desiree and her husband have been proactive in improving waterways on the farm.  
 
Desiree was part of the governance group for the Kaikōura Plains Recovery Project. This was a three-year MPI funded project that was looking at the effects of the 2016 earthquakes on the plains of Kaikōura through engagement with local landowners. 

“We know the knowledge and understanding of farming, water, and the community that Des will bring to the committee, combined with her passion and integrity, will benefit the zone greatly,” Ted Howard, committee chair said. 

In joining the committee, Desiree wants to further her contribution to protect the environment and improve sustainability in the Kaikōura area. 

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