Kylee: I want my children to be able to swim in local rivers

Kylee Galbraith,  Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora Water Zone Committee member discusses what it means to be part of local water management.

The Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora Water Zone Committee is one of 10 committees in the Canterbury region tasked with identifying water issues and developing solutions to improve water quality and quantity.

Its membership is made up of community, Rūnanga, and local and regional council representatives, and with a membership refresh underway.  Click here to see who is currently on the committee.

Find out how to apply 

If you are interested in joining a water zone committee, please go to 

For more information please phone Environment Canterbury Customer Services on 0800 324 636.

For more information on how the committee operates please read the terms of reference.