Flooding can have devastating effects on a region. Significant steps have been taken to reduce the risk of potential flood damage from the Waimakariri River.
News & events
The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is delighted to welcome two new community members to the committee, Ms. Wendy Main and Ms. Erin Harvie.
Third generation Cust farmer Roscoe Taggart believes that continuous innovation is vital for sustainable arable farming.
Work has begun on a restoration project with 15 Fernside landowners joining forces to improve the water quality of the stream.
Zone committee focusing on priority catchment areas to address water challenges.
Burgess’s Stream, near Eyreton, has been identified as a focus area for the first stage of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited’s (WIL).
Environment Canterbury is reminding people to check the conditions before heading to the river given the recent hot weather.
Southern black-backed gull control is part of a regular, successful programme that has been ongoing for many years.
Environment Canterbury and the Department of Conservation are disappointed two black-billed gulls have been shot dead
As an early Christmas present, the Environment Canterbury Council today received Zone Implementation Programme addenda (ZIPAs) from two zone committees.
Some of the world’s rarest birds, like the wrybill, live and breed along the Ashley-Rakahuri River.
Long before the Waimakariri River became a source of food for Māori, a water supply for farmers and a recreational hotspot for the half-million people living on its borders, it was quite literally a world…