Love Our Lakes and win!

The competition has now closed. Thanks for your great entries! Stay tuned - we'll be announcing the winner on our Facebook page next week! If you are heading to enjoy our lakes this long weekend, remember to follow the simple steps below to help keep them clean and protected.

You’ll be picnicking in eco-friendly style if you’re the lucky winner of a Love Our Lakes picnic pack, put together to encourage people to look after our favourite lakeside spots in the Upper Waitaki area.

Love Our Lakes picnic backpack prize packA handy backpack filled with re-usable picnic gear, as well as coffee cups, drink bottles, Love Our Lakes hand sanitiser, and doggy poo bags for any furry friends, is up for grabs and you can enter by visiting the Environment Canterbury Facebook page and sharing your favourite spot for a picnic before 12 noon on Friday 5 February 2021. (See full competition terms and conditions.)

Love Our Lakes is a promotional campaign to encourage recreational lake users to respect the environment. It is run by the locally-based Upper Waitaki Water Zone Committee, who focus on protecting water quality.

Simple things you can do to Love Our Lakes

Following these steps will reduce your impact on the water quality of our lakes and protect the native plants, animals and birds that live here as well.