The community is encouraged to give feedback on updated water management recommendations for the Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora (OTOP) water zone until 10 October.
News & events
A Water Shortage Direction for the Opihi River and its tributaries – which includes the Opuha River and Lake Opuha – is in effect from Saturday 1 September for 14…
Hamish McFarlane, was elected as the new Chair taking over from John Talbot to develop water management with the community.
This week, Environment Canterbury begins a mail-out to about 700 Timaru property owners who may have land affected by chemicals or hazardous substances remaining in the ground from a previous…
Twenty-five new bat roost boxes have now been put up in trees near Te Ngāwai River by Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora water zone committee members and their farm.
Could aluminium bands wrapped around old trees be one way of preventing one of NZ’s native bat species from extinction?
A new predator-proofing trial in South Canterbury seeks to find out.…
Sediment traps, which help reduce erosion and run-off into waterways, can now be installed on farms as part of a catchment-wide consent process in the Kakahu River catchment, near Geraldine.
They may be challenging to catch but the slippery eels surveyed at Wainono Lagoon this month provide us with valuable information. Read more about the Wainono lagoon eel population.
Six new members to the Orari Temuka Opihi Pareora (OTOP) Water Zone Committee and the Lower Waitaki South Coastal Canterbury Water Zone Committee are helping to protect and improve the…
South Canterbury farm business people produce food that is consumed across the world and none of this would be possible without water from the Opihi River.
Access to a recreation area along the Opihi River, near Waipopo, is open again after the completion of Environment Canterbury river erosion control works.
Karl Russell has gathered food from the Opihi River for as long as he remembers and he knows the importance of protecting our rivers for future generations.